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Mayoral candidate will be on ballot despite challenge

MERIDIAN — Independent mayoral candidate Walter Patton’s name will on the June 4 general election ballot in Meridian.

The Meridian Star reports the local election board denied a challenge to Patton’s candidacy.

Some people who signed Patton’s petition told the election board that they supported a different candidate. They wanted their names removed from Patton’s petition, which would have left him with less than the 50 signatures required by law.

Patton’s attorney says that didn’t make invalid the signatures on the petition just to put Patton on the ballot.

Party primaries take place May 7 with runoffs on May 21 if needed. The general election occurs June 4.

Most cities will elect mayors and local governing boards. Some cities will elect police chiefs and city clerks.

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