A recent court ruling allows minor party candidates in Westport to appear on the ballot, but the decision is not a blanket one for other towns. The Save Westport Now candidates were among many in the state to be kept off the ballot because the candidates being endorsed did not sign the paperwork submitted to Town Clerks.
Candidates being cross endorsed by the Independent Party of Ridgefield will be on the ballot, but as Democrats or Republicans. In Bethel, Connecticut Tea Party candidates will not be on the ballot, unless they are write in candidates.
The Secretary of the State's office says the only way that can change is if Town Clerks and the parties come to an agreement, which is approved by a judge.