Independent Party of Connecticut
State Central Committee
July 21, 2020
Due to the continuing statewide effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and by a majority vote of the Independent Party of CT State Central Committee members, a resolution was submitted and approved to forgo the regular endorsement caucus for State Senators, State Representatives and other local and state offices in and around the State of CT normally conducted by the Independent Party of CT State Central Committee regarding the November 3, 2020 election.
We will nominate all candidates who are members of our party who meet our requirements to be a good candidate, who are unopposed by any other possible candidate from our Party for that office by a vote of the State Central Committee (SCC). If there are more than one possible candidate who meet that criteria and a caucus is needed to determine who the candidate will be, The SCC will make a time and a place available for that event.
We may consider any candidate who is not a member of our party but wishes to seek our endorsement who is not currently a candidate for another Party for that same office under the same terms and conditions.
We will only accept candidates who are already on the ballot with another Party as our possible candidates if we do not have a candidate of our own for that office.
All possible candidates must come forward to the SCC by August 11th so that we will have time to hold any caucuses that may still be required before the State imposed deadline of Sept 2nd.
If any caucuses will still be required because there are more than one possible candidate for that office, they will be held under these terms:
There will not be any nominating or seconding from the floor for any candidate, instead there will be a requirement of getting at least two votes cast for the candidate at the ballot which will serve the same purpose. All possible candidates are required to come forward by the August 11th deadline to the SCC by notice filed on our web site IndependentpartyofCT.com.
We will set a time and a place for all eligible voters to show and cast their vote in a safe manner for all concerned.
The time and place for all contested caucuses will be posted on our web site and with the SOTS and in the newspaper in a timely manner as required by state stature.
Michael Telesca, Chairman,
State Central CommitteeIndependent Party of CT
154 Bunker Hill AveWaterbury, CT 06708