The wrong names for fire district candidates were listed on the Nov. 2 ballots which means votes for those races will be thrown out and another election will have to be held.
Probate judge Margaret Deadwyler said the candidates for the posts who qualified in 2008 were inadvertently listed on the ballot instead of the 2010 candidates.
Deadwyler has consulted the secretary of state’s office and the county attorney about the error. She said a Superior Court hearing must be held and a court order issued on how to proceed. She hopes that it will be possible to hold the election for the fire districts in the November run-off.
The names that should have been listed on the ballot in the contested races are as follows:
•Travis Bennett, Deborah Stewart and Reba Lee Childs, post 3.
•Ronnie Massey and Tony Beatty, post 5.
There are also fire district seats on the ballot in Jackson Trail, South Jackson, Plainview, West Jackson and Nicholson, however, they do not have opposition.