Incumbents haven't filed in Cornersville election

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

As Lewisburg's election was coming to a close last night, Cornersville's election is a month and a half away, but deadlines loom for the election with three seats on the town board.

Meanwhile, all three incumbents apparently decided against seeking re-election in the town of some 1,000 people.

Now, Amos Davis, 131 April Lane, and Mary Johnson, 109 April Lane, are running for mayor in Cornersville's election on June 14.

There are two other open seats on the town board in the election that has a couple of deadlines: one typical; the other not so typical.

May 15 is the last day to register to vote in the city election on June 14, according to county Elections Administrator Jo Ann Henry. There are 531 people registered to vote in Cornersville elections.

The other deadline is May 25. After that, the county election office will not accept requests to have write-in ballots counted for anyone other than those who've filed such a request.

There are two seats open on the town board for the position of alderman and there are two candidates.

They are Melisa Peters of 132 Lawton Lane and Carl Moses of 106 Main St.

Moses filed a petition to be named on the ballot as a candidate for alderman.

Peters filed a document to have write-in ballots counted for her.

Both are to be elected by voters from all across the town in at-large races.

Peters is running a write-in campaign in the at-large race for a seat on the board of mayor and aldermen.

Peters filed her request one month ago today to have her write-in ballots counted.

Such requests are required since state lawmakers decided that election administrators shouldn't have to count votes for cartoon characters or people who could not take office.

Moses filed a petition of candidacy so that his name may appear on the prepared ballots. He, like the candidates for mayor submitted petitions with the signatures of at least 25 registered voters in Cornersville.