A Streetsboro City Council candidate's slot on the May ballot is being challenged based on whether he filed city-required paperwork in a timely manner. The Portage County Board of Elections will hold a hearing on the challenge at 8:15 a.m. March 22.
A challenge against Matt Bross, who is running for an at-large seat on City Council, was filed by Carmen Laudato, who said Bross did not complete his elective office criminal history disclosure form in a timely manner.
Streetsboro's charter requires candidates to fill out the form within five days of filing nominating petitions with the county elections board.
Faith Lyon, elections board chief, said the city law director has been asked to attend the hearing to provide an interpretation of the charter requirements.
"It's not statutory [requirement] so it's not really in our purvue. We can't make the decision based on our interpretation," but the board will bring in the facts of the charter requirements and make its decision based on that, Lyon said.
The elections board will hold two other hearings on Friday over ballots cast in the November general election by Robert Teach and Thomas Regovich, voters who allegedly no longer lived in the districts where they voted.