Jun 1, 2011

OH: Independent Barred from Running for Mayor

From the Chronicle Telegram:
Independent Tim Quinn, who was removed from the November ballot for voting in the May Democratic primary, was told Tuesday that he can’t run as a write-in candidate for Elyria mayor, either.
Lorain County Board of Elections Director Paul Adams referred Quinn to the 2011 candidate requirement guide, which states that “no person may file to be a write-in candidate for any non-federal office if for the same election that person already filed a declaration of candidacy or nominating petition.”
Quinn said he would accept the rule, but he is still considering filing a legal challenge to the elections board’s decision last week to remove him from the ballot. “I don’t think I did anything wrong,” Quinn said Tuesday. “I have voted in every election since I was 21.” . . .

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