YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) — Would-be judicial candidate David Engler has apparently missed a deadline to get his name off this fall’s ballot in the eight counties making up Ohio’s Seventh District Court of Appeals.
On Saturday, Engler told local Democratic precinct committee members that he would be withdrawing from the primary race for a spot on the Seventh District Court of Appeals, instead throwing his support to endorsed candidate Anthony Donofrio.
However, election directors said the deadline to file papers and remove his name from the ballot was Wednesday.
On Wednesday afternoon, Engler said he was still planning to get out of the race, but never made it official.
If he does withdraw, the Board of Elections will have to post signs at all polling places within the seventh district warning that votes cast for Engler won’t be counted.
The seventh district includes Belmont, Carroll, Columbiana, Harrison, Jefferson, Mahoning, Monroe and Noble counties.