Town Of Union Council Candidates Fighting For Official Ballot

By Kelly McCarthy

August 15, 2012 Updated Aug 15, 2012 at 6:28 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Whether Town of Union voters will see a straight-ticket ballot remains in question following a supreme court hearing on the matter Wednesday.

The hearing at the New York State Supreme Courthouse in Binghamton established that this conflict needs further discussion.

A hearing is now scheduled for the beginning of September.

Inside the court house Judge Brian Burns heard a more detailed discussion about objections for the candidate petitions of Town of Union democrats Bill Tastle and Frank Palmisano.

The Republican candidate's lawyer Alan Pope says the main issue is page 43 in the petition.

On that page Pope says there are false entries. Including signatures crossed out, incorrect dates, and the potential candidate himself signed an incorrect number of names at the bottom of the petition.

Pope asks the Judge for the full page of signatures to be thrown out.

The Democrats lawyer James Mack argues that the mistakes were made in good faith and there is no allegations of fraud.

The candidates needed to collect at least 500 signatures to run for this position.

If these signatures are thrown out they will have not reached that amount.

Tension also spilled outside the courtroom.

After the hearing both parties shared more words about the petitions and commented and commented on the intensity that will surely be seen in the campaign.