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Will Workman Be Replaced on Ballot?

Will Workman Be Replaced on Ballot?

Posted - Oct. 13, 2004 at 7:49 a.m.



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(KSL News) Now that Nancy Workman has dropped out of the race for Salt Lake County Mayor, should Republicans be allowed to replace her name on the ballot?

The political parties seem to disagree. Top officials aren't sure who should resolve the problem, and that means the issue is likely headed to court.

State law says replacing a name on the election ballot can happen if the candidate "resigns because of becoming physically or mentally disabled as certified by a physician." That's the route Workman is taking.

Democrats pledge to fight the issue in court if write-in candidate Ellis Ivory takes the Republican spot on the ballot.

Tim Chambless/ Univ. of Utah Political Science Professor: "We have a law, a state law, but it's not been tested in court."

The director of the State Elections Office says it's up to the Salt Lake County Clerk's office to decide whether Ivory will be on the ballot. But the county clerk does not believe it's in their legal authority to do so.

Tonight, you can hear what the remaining candidates in the Salt Lake County mayor's race have to say during a special edition of Eyewitness News at 6:30.

The candidates will appear live in a debate moderated by Bruce Lindsay. Again that's tonight at 6:30, on KSL-5.

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