The Halifax County Board of Elections will meet Thursday at 10 a.m. to hear an election protest by Bud Whitaker, an Enfield town board member who lost his seat in the November 6 municipal election by two votes.
The meeting will be held in the board of commissioners meeting room at the Historic Courthouse on King Street in Halifax.
Whitaker lost 79-77 to challenger Angela Williams Harper.
Board of elections Director Kristin Scott said Whitaker says there may be voters who did not live in the town limits who cast ballots.
She said today he has listed two people who he says were not Enfield residents who voted in the municipal election.
The first job of the board will be to review the complaint and based on state statute determine if it warrants to move into a hearing to see if there was doubt cast on the election.
A hearing would be set for a separate date, she said.
If Whitaker proves there were irregularities the board will have the county attorney draw an order to send to the state board requesting a new election. If he doesn’t prevail the results will stand.
All other municipal election results in Halifax County have been certified, Scott said.