SOMERVILLE: The Committee to Re-Elect Rep. Carl Sciortino today announced the launch of a new website and mailing to residents of Somerville and Medford to raise awareness about Rep. Sciortino’s write-in campaign for re-election on September 16th.
Although Sciortino’s name will not be on the ballot, voters in the 34th Middlesex district will be able to re-elect Sciortino by either writing in his name or placing a sticker on the ballot. Voters should do either in the “Write-In” space under the heading “Representative in General Court.”
Both the mailing and the website—www.writeincarl.com—include a picture of a sample ballot and instructions for writing in Sciortino’s name or affixing a sticker to the ballot. Sciortino’s campaign will be distributing stickers through the mail and at the polling places on Election Day.
Several steps are required for candidates’ names to be printed on the ballot. Sciortino collected more than enough signatures, which were certified by the cities of Medford and Somerville. Before turning the certified signatures in to the Secretary of the Commonwealth, Sciortino left them in his office. When he returned to pick them up, they were gone.
“Leaving my signatures in an unsecured location was an error in judgment,” Sciortino told voters in the mailing. “I take full responsibility for this mistake, and I apologize for the distraction it has caused. Although my name will not appear on the ballot, you will be able to vote for me either by placing a sticker on the ballot or by writing in my name. I hope that I can still count on your vote. Together, we have accomplished a lot for the families of Medford and Somerville over the past four years, and I want to continue that work. I ask for your vote in the Democratic primary on September 16.”
In addition to www.writeincarl.com, Sciortino has redesigned and updated his main web site, www.electcarl.org. This web site provides information for constituents, a list of legislative accomplishments, and outlines Sciortino’s positions on a variety of issues.
Carl Sciortino is a two-term Democratic State Representative in the 34th Middlesex District, serving parts of Somerville and Medford. Rep. Sciortino has been endorsed by the American Federation of Teachers-Massachusetts, the Massachusetts Teachers Association, the Boston Teachers Union, Mass Alliance, Massachusetts NOW, the Massachusetts Nurses Association, NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts, the National Association of Social Workers-Massachusetts, Neighbor to Neighbor, the Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund, the Progressive Democrats of Somerville, MassEquality, Democracy for America, and the Young Democrats of Massachusetts. A strong advocate for issues such as education, economic development, and public transportation, he is running a sticker campaign for re-election on September 16th. To learn more or get involved, visit www.electcarl.org.