By Hank Wiesner/Southern Sentinel
RIPLEY – Tuesday’s mayoral election was being held as scheduled Tuesday, even though a candidate’s name was left off the ballot, city election officials said.
After voting began, it was discovered that candidate Breat Tye’s name was not on the ballot which was being used on electronic voting machines.
A decision was made to continue the election, using paper ballots instead of the machines.
Said city election commissioners in an official statement about 10:45 a.m. Tuesday: “There was a candidate’s name not appearing on the TSX units. The issue was caught very early during the election process and the issue has been resolved. The election will proceed on paper ballots.”
Efforts to reach Tye for comment Tuesday weren’t successful.
Polling places for all wards will be open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. at the Ripley Park Gym.