Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti said he could find out Friday whether his campaign submitted enough petition signatures to qualify for the Republican primary for lieutenant governor. \u201cIt\u2019s just a waiting game,\u201d Lauretti said Thursday evening, as he awaits an announcement from the Secretary of the State\u2019s office. \u201cWe should find out tomorrow.\u201d A certain percentage of the signatures routinely are determined to be invalid, usually because the signers are not registered voters or not registered in the appropriate political party. The signatures are now being checked by registrar of voters offices across the state, based on where the signers are from. The Lauretti campaign had less than three weeks to collect the required number of signatures. The Boughton factor Lauretti\u2019s campaign collected the signatures with the help of Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, who was going to run with Lauretti as a team so they could combine campaign donations to hopefully qualify for the state\u2019s public financing program. However, Boughton has since dropped out of the governor\u2019s race, indicating one factor in his decision was that he didn\u2019t expect Lauretti to qualify for the lieutenant governor\u2019s primary. Lauretti, now in his 12th term as mayor, said on Thursday evening he wanted to wait to see what happens with the signatures. \u201cI\u2019ll run,\u201d he said if he qualifies, despite Boughton having dropped out of the governor\u2019s race. He said Boughton\u2019s campaign likely had been checking with some local registrars\u2019 offices on what percentage of the Lauretti petition signatures were being determined to be valid. \u201cHe\u2019s been getting feedback from some registrars of voters by town,\u201d Lauretti said of Boughton.