Candidates for the Big Walnut Local Schools Board of Education race did not file pre-election campaign finance reports for the Nov. 8 election.

Candidates for the Big Walnut Local Schools Board of Education race did not file pre-election campaign finance reports for the Nov. 8 election.

Four candidates are vying for two seats on the board.

They are: Lurley Hernandez of Miller-Paul Road; Robin Justice of Hartford Road; Mindy Meyer of Centerburg Road; and Andrew Wecker of Patrick Road.

The campaign finance reports were due by 4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 27, a spokesperson at the Delaware County Board of Elections said, but only if the individual campaigns had raised or spent $1,000 or more.

A campaign finance handbook from the web site of Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted says, “The $1,000 threshold includes monetary and in-kind contributions along with the value of any new loans received during the reporting period.

A post-election report is due by 4 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 16, 2011, covering all finance activity not previously reported.

The handbook also says a candidate in a local race, such as school board, city council, or township trustee, can qualify for exemptions if the candidate’s campaign committee will not accept more than $2,000 of total contributions during an election period and no more than $100 from any one individual and will not spend more than $2,000.

Candidates would have had to file such waivers within 10 days of filing for candidacy.