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Activist challenges council member’s voter registration
Wednesday, 05 April 2017 10:46

From Staff Reports

The Buncombe County Board of Elections has set a hearing date to determine if Asheville City Councilman Keith Young is eligible serve on council after buying a house outside city limits.

The hearing was prompted by a complaint from neighborhood activist Mike Lewis, who cited paperwork showing Young purchased a home in Arden, outside city limits last summer. Lewis noted the paperwork shows that Young said he would live in the Arden home. But he claims he lives at an Asheville address. Young has to live within the city to keep his council seat.

The hearing was to be held at 5:30 p.m. March 30 (after the Daily Planet’s press deadline for this edition) at the Board of Elections on McDowell Street in Asheville.

On Feb. 28, Lewis directly addressed Young during the public comment period, asserting that “it appears that there has been some misrepresentation about your current residency, which could affect your qualification to hold your council seat.....”



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