Engler expected to get back on the ballot

Engler expected to get back on the ballot

YOUNGSTOWN — The day after disqualifying David L. Engler from appearing on the November ballot for not having enough valid signatures on his nominating petition, Mahoning County Board of Elections officials say he now has enough.

The board unanimously voted Thursday to not certify Engler of Canfield as a candidate to seek re-election to a spot on the county educational service center board.

Engler, a former county commissioner, needed 50 valid signatures to stay on the ballot. Based on a review by elections employees, it was determined that Engler’s petitions contained 49 valid signatures.

But today, after hearing of the petition problem, Engler talked to elections board officials. Engler showed elections officials one of the nine disqualified signatures was that of a Boardman woman who was properly registered, but signed her name in a way that was difficult to read.

After contacting her by telephone, elections Director Thomas McCabe said the woman told her it was her signature.

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