LINCOLN, IL. (ECWd) -
In what we believe is the first ever Electoral Board held in Logan County, 4 of the 6 objected candidates met in the Logan County Courthouse for a Hearing with the Logan County Electoral Board to consider election petition objections against them and their candidacy for Atlanta Public Library District Trustee.
One candidate (Tabor) withdrew from candidacy, another candidate (Robert Letterley) had not yet been served a summons by the Sheriff’s office – his challenge was rescheduled to January 9, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in the Logan County Courthouse, 1st Floor Courtroom, delivery of the written decision of the electoral board with happen at that meeting.
The other 4 candidate's names (Randy Brooks, Karen Horn, Marjory Dyer, and James Welchel) were removed and will not appear on the ballot for failure to comply with the requirements of the Election Code. All of them failed to file with their petition packets, a receipt for a Statement of Economic Interest, which is to be filed with the Logan County Clerk prior to the last day of filing petitions.
All of them denied the allegations contained within the petition objections, but then later admitted to not filing the proper receipt.
The petition objections can be found here: https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2018/12/petition-objections-filed-against-6-candidates-for-atlanta-public-library-district-trustee/
Video of this Hearing is below: