The Franklin County Board of Elections today (Aug. 14) certified more than 200 candidates and several issues for the fall General Election.

The Franklin County Board of Elections today (Aug. 14) certified more than 200 candidates and several issues for the fall General Election.

According to Ben Piscitelli, elections board spokesman, petitions were certified for 207 candidates, but six others were not because they "lacked the number of valid signatures or had other problems."

Four candidates who were disqualified were running for township trustee:

• Paula K. Armentrout, Clinton Township: The statement of candidacy was not signed on one of three part-petitions, according to the elections board. Armentrout also submitted 18 valid signatures -- seven short of the 25 required.

• Lori Gerald, Sharon Township: The statement of candidacy was not signed on two of three part-petitions. Gerald also submitted 13 of 25 required valid signatures.

• Jason Moine, Prairie Townshp: The circulator statement on two of three part-petitions submitted was not completed. Moine submitted five of 25 required valid signatures.

• Maria Stewart, Madison Township: The petition, submitted by mail, included only 18 total signatures on one part-petition. The circulator statement was incomplete, resulting in zero valid signatures. Twenty-five were required.

A candidate for the New Albany-Plain Local Board of Education also was disqualified.

Erin Siegfried, who was seeking to fill an unexpired term ending at the end of 2017, submitted a total of 25 signatures, 22 of which were found to be valid.

The only municipal candidate to be disqualified was Brad C. Sillato, who was running for a seat on Gahanna City Council. Sillato submitted 55 total signatures, but only 38 were valid. He needed 50.

Election Day is Nov. 3, but absentee voting opens Oct. 6.

Check back with ThisWeekNEWS.com for updates and read the Aug. 20 edition of ThisWeek for details.