Local Attorney and Rochester City School Board president Van White is suing to get his name on the democratic primary ballot for the 25th Congressional District. That's the seat left vacant by the late Louise Slaughter.

White says he collected more than the required 1,250 signatures, but was rejected by the Monroe County Board of Elections due to a technicality in timing.

According to the board of elections, signatures had to be filed by April 12th, and received no later than the next business day.

According to White's complaint, he says he mailed his petition on the due date, but it was received four days later because the office is closed on weekends.

White argues the wording used by the state explaining the rules is too vague. He's requested a judge add him to the June 26th primary ballot.

If he makes it on the ballot, he'd join an already crowded field of Democrats. Former TV reporter, Rachel Barnhart, City Councilman Adam McFadden, Brighton Town Board member Robin Wilt, and Assembly Majority Leader Joe Morelle have already joined the race for the nomination.