Joe Morrissey still on the ballot after withdrawing from VA Senate race?

Posted at 8:38 PM, Oct 27, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-27 20:41:22-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- When you go vote next Tuesday, you may notice Joe Morrissey’s name on the ballot for the 16th District Virginia Senate seat.

Last month Morrissey withdrew from the race due to health concerns. Morrissey has undergone treatment for a paralyzed diaphragm.

Why is he still on the ballot?

Joe MorrisseyMorrissey told CBS 6 he's still on the ballot because he withdrew late and the state board of elections wouldn't remove the name.

The former Virginia Delegate said if he is elected, he will not serve.

Morrissey planned to run for state senate as an Independent candidate after he failed to get on the Democratic Party primary ballot for the 16th District Senate seat. Morrissey gave up his 74th House of Delegates seat in order to run for the Senate.