Three complaints alleging voter intimidation in a Greenville City Council race have been filed with the Pitt County Board of Elections, Director Dave Davis said late Tuesday.
Signed affirmations from three voters allege that representatives for Tami Locust, who is conducting a write-in campaign in District 2, forced them to vote for Locust using an absentee ballot. The seat is held by Rose Glover, a 12-year veteran of the council.
The State Board of Elections directed Davis’ office to investigate the matter and hold a hearing sometime after the Nov. 15 canvass of election results, Davis said. The reason for scheduling the hearing after the canvass is because state and local boards “do not want to affect the (election) outcome with their actions,” he said in a written statement.
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