Friday, August 26, 2005
Lawsuit Against Board Of Elections Goes To Court Monday - A lawsuit filed by the Town of Selma against the Johnston County Board of Elections goes to court on Monday. A judge will decide if two candidates names should be placed on the November ballot. Charles Hester filed for Selma mayor and Tommy Holmes for town council just before the filing deadline on August 5 at the Selma Town Hall. Four hours after the deadline had passed, the candidate’s applications were delivered to the Board of Elections Office in Smithfield. The applications were rejected because they were received after the deadline. If a court judge upholds the Board of Elections decision, the candidates will have to mount a write-in campaign this fall.