Not everyone who submitted a petition to run in the upcoming election will be on the August ballot, the Tipton County Election Commission said this week.Â
Following the April 3 filing deadline, last week the election commission met to qualify petitions. Steve Clark, who hoped to run for the District 2 seat on the school board, did not qualify.Â
â€śSteve did not file proof of education with his petition, as is required,â€ť said Tipton County Administrator of Elections Neil Bell. â€śHe has filed a request to have his write-in votes counted, which we will do.â€ťÂ
Clark not qualifying means there will be no candidate on the ballot for that race. Incumbent Chris Fisher did not seek re-election. District 2 encompasses North Covington.
Additionally, Bell said the Anti-Skullduggery Act of 1991 has been triggered by the withdrawal of incumbent constable Bob Pike from the District 6 race.Â
â€śIf an incumbent withdraws on the day of the withdrawal deadline, the qualifying deadline for the office must be extended seven days,â€ť Bell said. Â
The deadline for the District 6 constable race has been extended until noon today and the withdrawal date has been extended until noon on April 21.Â
Prior to the extension, Pike was only opposed by James â€śShugsâ€ť Stroud of Drummonds, a Tipton County dispatcher and lieutenant at Quito-Drummonds Volunteer Fire Department.Â