RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Richmond election officials say five of the 13 candidates who planned to run for mayor have failed to meet the requirements to qualify for the ballot.
Local media outlets report that Richmond Registrar Kirt Showalter said five candidates failed to gather enough valid signatures to make it on the November ballot. He said those candidates are Amon M. Rayford, Nate Peterson, L. Shirley Harvey, Alan Schintzius and Chad Ingold.
Candidates for mayor have to turn in at least 500 signatures from qualified, registered voters.
The candidates can appeal the registrar’s decision.
Eight candidates did turn in a sufficient number of valid signatures. They will square off in November to replace Mayor Dwight C. Jones.
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