Found at Ballot Access News, it is being reported that there are currently two names found on the South Carolina District 26 ballot, Libertarian Jeremy Walters and Independent Raye Felder.
No Democrat ran. The Republican, Raye Felder, failed to qualify because of the May 2 decision of the State Supreme Court that disqualified all primary candidates who didn’t file Statements of Economic Interest in March. They had to file using printed forms, and also has to file electronically, and over 200 Republicans and Democrats failed to get on the primary ballots because they did not take both actions by the deadline. However, Felder is petitioning to be on the ballot in the general election as an independent candidate, and her petition will probably succeed.
Read the report at Ballot Access News: South Carolina Legislative Race Will Probably List Only Two Candidates, a Libertarian and an Independent
The Herald Online is reporting on this race as well, showcasing that the Republican Party of South Carolina is challenging Walters eligibility.
What they discovered was that Walters’ party officials failed to meet a deadline for submitting a form to the State Election Commission, said Chris Whitmire, commission spokesman.
The Libertarian Party did not send Walters’ statement of intention of candidacy form to the commission by the April 9 deadline, a requirement of the law, Whitmire said.
According to the law, “No candidate’s name may appear (on any ballot) except as otherwise provided by law” if the candidate’s statement of intention of candidacy hasn’t been filed with the appropriate election commission by the deadline.
Walters, however, won’t be penalized for what amounts to his party’s “clerical error” because of what the law says next, Whitmire said.
“The candidate’s name must appear (on the ballot) if the candidate produces the signed and dated copy of his timely filed statement of intention of candidacy.”
State election commission officials recently received Walters’ paperwork from York County elections officials.
The paperwork includes Walters’ economic and candidacy forms timestamped by fax to March 16, a few hours after filing opened.
Read the rest at the Herald Online: After state scrutiny, Libertarian Walters on path to Fort Mill House District 26 ballot.
Jeremy Walters is a carpenter, a conservative family man, and a citizen, and has ardently been researching Constitutional rights, law, and most recently has been reading “Unleashing Capitalism” a legislative report by the SC Policy Council, a libertarian think tank.
Raye Felder is a insurance woman, member of the York County Regional Chamber of Commerce, Government Relations Task Force, and received the 2011 Business Person of the Year at Fort Mill.