David Shouse delivered his notarized signatures to the elections office last week. Shouse and supporters will await the official notification from the elections office, which will certify his petition to be placed on the November ballot for commission chair this week. An election official thought it might be completed by Friday and the candidate would be notified by e-mail “ASAP.”
Independent candidate David Shouse on Thursday turned in what he believes are double the 620 notarized signatures required to make the November ballot for commission chair.
Shouse said it had taken a good bit of work to go through and verify the signatures and see them all notarized, but he felt confident there were plenty of “perfect” ones to meet the threshold. All Independent candidates are required to gather signatures to be placed on ballots in Georgia. This year the percent of signatures was reduced due to COVID restrictions. Shouse had originally needed more than 800 before the statewide change.
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