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Big Event today: the meeting of the Board of Elections

Who you gonna call, if you want your opinion heard? We will be compiling a list today, starting at the top, where the buck stops where citizens may wish to voice opinions whether to appeal Judge Vance's ruling or not: 1) CJE Mike Stephens, 270-384-4703. (Judge Stephens makes statement on appeal) 2) Adair County Sheriff Harrison Moss 270-384-2776, a member of the Board of Elections. 3) County Court Clerk Lisa Greer, 270-384-2801, a member of the Board of Elections. (Her statement on Judge Vance's ruling on Mayor's Race 4) Adair County Attorney Jennifer Hutchison Corbin, 270-384-2706 who will give legal counsel to the Board of Elections. Members of the Board. Magistrates. City Councillors. Others???
Read Judge Vance's entire decision:

Arnold et al vs Adair County Board of Elections et al (PDF).

The Adair County Board of Elections will meet in Executive Session today, Wed 22 Apr 2015, at 2:30pmCT in the Adair County Courthouse Annex, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY.

The main topic of business is not public, but the timing for the meeting suggests it will be a decision of the Board to appeal or not appeal Judge Judy Vance's ruling which voided the 4 Nov 2014 Mayoral Election. From what we have learned so far, the decision could affect every citizen of Adair County financially, though that is not the main concern. The main issue is how the democratic process is best served:
  • If an appeal is filed, the cost would be borne by Adair County Fiscal court, and any others who might be party to the appeal. The estimated cost is unclear at this time.
  • If the decision is left standing, the additional cost for the Special election, if held on Tuesday, November 3, 2015, will be relatively minor, as the election will coincide with the General election.
  • The cost of the appeal will not be borne by the City of Columbia, KY
Citizens may want to voice their opinions. We'll be posting phone numbers as received and welcome letters and comments, and new information readers may know. As was frequently said yesterday, "We're plowing new ground here." - CM


This story was posted on 2015-04-22 07:21:27
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