Eight candidates met Monday’s filing deadline to be considered a write-in for the election. As a write-in candidate, the candidate’s name will not appear on the Nov. 5 ballot but people who want to cast a vote for that candidate must mark the “write-in” box when at the voting booth and then write or type in the candidate’s name.
The race for November election has gotten more competitive.
Eight candidates met Monday’s filing deadline to be considered a write-in for the general election. As write-in candidates, their names will not appear on the Nov. 5 ballot. People who want to cast a vote for them must mark the “write-in” box when at the voting booth and then write or type in their candidate’s name.
The write-in candidates and their respective races include:
• W. Roderic Covey for North Canton Council at-large.
• David R. Hubbell Jr. for Hartville council. Hubbell enters a race that has only three candidates for the four seats that are up for election.
• John Easterday and James Flowers for Meyers Lake council.
• Alpha W. Mayfield for Lawrence Township trustee.
• Albert Tracey for Marlboro Township trustee.
• Frederick Pisani and Isaiah Winters for Sandy Valley school board.
With the addition of the write-in candidates, the formerly unchallenged races for North Canton Council at-large, Marlboro Township trustee, Lawrence Township trustee and Sandy Valley school board are now contested.
OFF THE BALLOT
Two other candidates have withdrawn their names from the ballot. Theresa L. Mattox is no longer the Republican candidate for Massillon Ward 5 and Rick Knight is no longer a candidate for the Canton Local School District.
Knight indicated Monday that he intends to seek the board seat that was vacated in August with the resignation of John Mariol, who is moving out of the school district.
The county elections board is expected to formally accept the two candidate’s withdrawals at its next regularly scheduled meeting on Sept. 10.