Election commissioner removes candidate from Lincoln City Council ballot

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LINCOLN, Neb. -- Lancaster County Election Commissioner David Shively announced Thursday that he has removed Reshell Ray, Candidate for Lincoln City Council, District 4, from the April 9th Primary ballot.

According to a press release, Shively says Ray failed to file with the Nebraska Accountability and Disclosure Commission (NADC), a Statement of Financial Interests commonly referred to as NADC Form C-1 by Tuesday, March 12th.

Nebraska Revised Statute 49-1494 requires candidates for Lincoln City Council to file the C-1 Form by the filing deadline which was Thursday, March 7.

The law also provides a five day grace period following the filing deadline to file the C-1 Form with the NADC.

The five day grace period ended on Tuesday, March 12th. Ray personally filed the C-1 Form with the NADC on Wednesday, March 13th, the release said.

Ray filed for City Council with the Election Commissioner’s office on March 4th and was informed at the time the C-1 Form needed to be filed with the NADC to fully complete the filing process.

Shively indicated that he consulted with the Lancaster County Attorney’s office, the NADC, and with the Nebraska Secretary of State’s Elections Division before determining that Ray could no longer remain on the ballot.