Voter-challenge hearings begin Monday
Published 12:03 pm Thursday, October 20, 2016
The Beaufort County Board of Elections is scheduled to conduct two hearings regarding more than 100 voter challenges.
The first hearing for 21 challenges begins at 5 p.m. Monday at the board’s office, 1308 Highland Drive, Suite 104, Washington. The second hearing for up to 86 challenges begins at 9 a.m. Oct. 29 at the board’s office.
Of the 139 challenges filed this month, all concerning voters in Belhaven, 32 were dismissed for reasons such as some of the voters are no longer registered to vote in the county or some voters have moved out of Belhaven.
Under state law, challenged voters who do not attend the hearings to defend their voter registration will automatically be removed from the county’s list of registered voters.
To view a list of the challenged voters, go to http://www.beaufortncboe.org/node/233