Friday was a hectic morning for Winston-Salem Republican Ralf Walters, who wants to challenge U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx in the 5th District primary. He drove to the Forsyth County Board of Elections office, which was closed for Good Friday.
Tim Tsujii, Forsyth County’s elections director, said in an interview that congressional candidates file with the State Board of Elections. They could stop by the county office, excepting Friday, to get the voter-registration-verification portion of the candidacy form completed.
Walters said he called the state board office in Raleigh, which was open until noon. He said he was told he could get his candidacy form notarized by noon and mailed express or priority to the state, which he then did.
The State Board of Elections could not be immediately reached for comment Friday afternoon regarding Walters’ paperwork.Walters has worked as an assistant editor and feature writer for Business Traveler USA and Business Travel Executive magazines but says he's presently a freelance. On his Facebook page he says he's "the Conservative alternative to Virginia Foxx."