A formal hearing next week will likely determine the fate of a challenge filed against a candidate for the Wayne County Board of Commissioners. The Wayne County Board of Elections is scheduled to meet at 9 AM on Wednesday, June 10, to hear the election protest filed against Bevan Foster.
Foster won the March 3rd Democratic Primary for the District 3 Commissioner seat. However, the election protest filed by Linda Lamm Harper, Zachary Edward Lilly, and Joy Brown alleges Foster does not live at his registered District 3 address of 610 Deveraux Street in Goldsboro, and goes on to ask for a new election for the District 3 seat. Wednesday’s hearing will take place in the Board of Commissioners Meeting Room at the Wayne County Courthouse. Due to the current COVID-19 gathering size restrictions, the meeting will be streamed in the Jury Room on the 3rd floor of the courthouse and on waynegov.com.
Thursday afternoon, the Wayne County Board of Elections held an emergency meeting and decided that live witness testimony WILL be accepted during Wednesday’s hearing, based upon advice from the county attorney. The Board of Elections originally planned for written witness affidavits due to coronavirus concerns.