In previous stories, WMPM has gotten the names wrong of the three candidates that were adversely affected. Simply put, they could not keep track of who had dropped out of the race and who had not. It is good to see that they finally corrected the story.
Board Of Elections Upholds Ruling Rejecting Candidates Applications - During a hearing on Tuesday, the Johnston County Board of Elections said they had no authority to place the names of two candidates on the November ballot. Applications from Charles Hester who filed for Selma mayor and Tommy Holmes who filed for Selma Town Council were rejected because they were received by the Board of Elections four hours after the 12 noon filing deadline on August 5. However, the candidates had filed prior to the deadline at the Selma Town Hall, despite instructions from the Board that all candidates filing on the last day must do so at the Election Office, not at individual town halls. The matter now goes before a court judge on August 29. Selma leaders are hoping a judge will force the Board of Elections to place Hester and Holmes names on the ballot. Otherwise, they must mount a write-in campaign.