State board hearing complaint against Carteret Co Board of Elections

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(WNCT) – The North Carolina Board of Elections is set to hear a complaint filed against the Carteret County Board of Elections.

In April, Stephen Miller, the Vice-Chair of the county Republican Party, and Michael Nelson, a Republican, filed the complaint in April.

In the complaint, they allege that Nelson was improperly dismissed from serving as a chief judge at a precinct during March’s primary on election day.

A chief judge acts as the authority at a polling location and, in part, answers voter questions and makes determinations about ID validity.

Miller and Nelson claim the board never met with Nelson after reports were filed against him. The complaint alleges that Democrats filed inaccurate reports.

The complaint also alleges that Board Chairwoman Sue Verdon, Board Member Amy Holland and Board Director Sharon Lewis did not follow state law about hearing procedures.

WNCT reached out to the county board. Deputy Director Katie Muns did not have any comment about the complaint. Muns did say Lewis and others were at the state meeting in Raleigh.

Muns said Nelson was picked to serve as chief judge at a Beaufort polling location but he was later dismissed.

The state board started its meeting at 1 PM.

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