Lanier Election Board Approves Ballot Removal of Two Candidates Names in Monday’s Hearings

LAKELAND, GEORGIA – Two separate hearings by the Lanier County Election Board ended with challengers in two political races have had their names removed from the May 19th Lanier County election ballot.

Sheriff Nick Norton challenged Kenton Moore Jr.’s qualifying for the Lanier County Sheriff’s race.  Clerk of the Court Deborah Clark challenged the qualifying of Barbara Ann Davis for the Clerk of the Court’s race.

The hearings held at the Lanier County Courthouse today (Monday, March 30th) at 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. were offered Live on the Lanier County News Facebook page and are now available to be replayed:  https://www.facebook.com/laniercountynewsonline/?epa=SEARCH_BOX/.  Written details will be offered in the Lanier County News e-edition on Thursday, April 2nd.

The Sheriff’s and the Clerk of the Courts candidacies challenges had been rescheduled for Monday, March 30 at 10:00 and 11:00 a.m. at The Lanier County Courthouse, 56 W. Main St., Courtroom in Lakeland.  Due to the Election Board meeting being open to the public and the need to provide each person with the ability to provide adequate spaced due to the national health emergency.

The new dates mean that the Lanier County Board of Elections, comprised of Ryan Tuten (Chairman), Amy Griffin and Theba Sirmans, heard both challenges. Board member Anthony Gutierrez reclused himself since his wife is a candidate in the District 3 Lanier County Board of Commissioner’s race.  Board member Gene Sellers was home in recovery from previously scheduled back surgery.

Read the details in the April 2nd e-edition of the Lanier County News.

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