On September 30, a lower state court ruled that the “Save Westport Now” party nominees should be on the ballot for the November 5, 2013 election. See this story.
Connecticut has a new election law that requires candidates nominated by convention to sign the documents sent in by the party to election officials. Because the new law was not publicized, and even some local election officials did not know about it, there were several towns around the state in which the new law kept parties that nominate by convention off the ballot. The article does not exactly explain why the judge ruled in favor of the party, but it is probably because of due process problems implementing the new law. UPDATE: there is hope that the ruling can be used to help other minor parties in municipal partisan elections beyond just Westport. See this story. Thanks to Timothy McKee for the new link.