YOUNGSTOWN — An independent candidate decertified by the Mahoning County Board of Elections because she voted in the recent Democratic primary filed a court complaint against the body and its four members to get on the November ballot.
Maggy Lorenzi of East Midlothian Boulevard had filed as an independent candidate for Youngstown City Council’s 6th Ward seat on May 7. She then voted in the Democratic primary a day later.
The Ohio Secretary of State’s Office issued a June 4 advisory to county boards of elections stating candidates can no longer be considered independents if they vote in a partisan election after filing to run for office as an independent.
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