UPDATE: The list of eligible applicants increased by three to 106 on Thursday, January 29. Applicants Edwina Corprew, Trey Charles Lowe, and Chris Domeny were initially ruled ineligible by the City Clerk’s office, but all three have since been verified as eligible applicants. 37 of the applicants remain ineligible to be considered for appointment to the vacant At-Large City Council seat.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021) – 103 of the 143 applicants are eligible to be considered for the vacant At-Large City Council seat, the City of Charlotte announced on Thursday. A total of 40 applicants were deemed ineligible as part of a verification process conducted by the City Clerk’s office.
The City on Thursday released the lists of eligible and ineligible applicants for the vacant At-Large City Council seat as part of the City Council’s process to appoint a replacement to serve the remainder of the 2019-2021 term, which ends on December 6, 2021.
State statutes provide that council vacancies be filled by City Council appointment. The person appointed must be of the same political party as the person being replaced, 21 years of age or older, a Charlotte resident, and qualified to vote in Charlotte City Council elections.
40 of the 143 applicants were deemed ineligible by the City Clerk’s office and those applicants will not be considered for appointment by the City Council. Of the 40 ineligible applicants, 29 applicants are registered as Unaffiliated Voters, five applicants reside outside of Charlotte, three applicants are registered as Republican Voters, one applicant is not registered to vote, one applicant submitted an incomplete application, and one applicant submitted an application after the 5 p.m. ET deadline on Tuesday, January 26.