On Tuesday, the campaign for David Martin issued a statement regarding incorrect polling locations mailed to voters in various Stamford locations by the campaign for Rep. William Tong.
"It is disappointing that the Tong campaign could make such a fundamental error with just days to go before this critical election," said Martin Campaign Manager Patrick Romano. "I urge the Tong campaign to acknowledge this mistake and correct it by distributing the correct polling information to voters immediately."
Stamford Democratic City Committee Chairman John Mallozzi also offered input on the situation. The Stamford DCC supports Marting in his quest for the city's top seat on Democratic ticket.
"It is unfortunate that this mistake was made by the Tong Campaign," Mallozzi said. "We hope that Rep. Tong and his team will correct this error as soon as possible. We cannot jeopardize Democratic participation in the upcoming primary or the general election because of this oversight. In the meantime, voters can check their voting location on the City’s website, reference the official notification mailed from the Town Clerk, or they can give us a call at 203.914.1144."
Tong responded Tuesday evening from the campaign trail during a stop at Stamford's Pacific House Shelter for the Homeless, apologizing for the error. He said the mistake was clearly accidental.
"We made a mistake. It was an honest mistake," Tong said. "To suggest otherwise would be irresponsible and wrong. It was a technical error resulting from a technical problem we had. It was not intentional. I was inadvertent."
Martin and Tong will square off in a primary for the Democratic nomination for Stamford's mayoral race on September 10.