A challenge filed against a candidate for the Wayne County Board of Commissioners is allowed to move forward. During a telephone meeting on Wednesday, the Wayne County Board of Elections voted 3 – 2 and decided the election protest against Bevan Foster will go on to a formal hearing. The board also tentatively set June 10th as the date for that election protest hearing with plans to stream the meeting. The Board of Elections will accept written testimony from witnesses during the hearing.
The election protest challenging Bevan Foster’s victory in the March 3rd Primary Election was filed by three Goldsboro residents; Linda Harper, Zachary Lilly and Joy Brown. The petition alleges Foster does not live at his registered District 3 address of 610 Deveraux Street in Goldsboro, and cites three instances where official election-related mailings to Foster’s Deveraux Street address were returned to sender. The election protest goes on to ask for a new election for the District 3 seat.