EL CENTRO - David Romero, candidate for IID Division 4, did not qualify for the March 3, 2020 election as he only had fourteen valid signatures, according to the Imperial County Registrar of Voters. The minimum requirement is 20 signatures from registered voters within the IID Division Four area.
The seat is currently held by IID President Erik Ortega.
Per the FOIA request that was given to IC Registrar of Voters official Deborah Porter, on October 9, she responded that a viewing of the nomination signatures submitted by David Romero and not a copy, per the CA. Elections Code 17100.
According to sources, her office was in the process of ascertaining the signatures that David Romero submitted to her department on December 6, 2019.
They were checking the voter registration records, according to a reliable source, to make sure that the nomination signatures were from registered voters in the IID Division Four area.
David Romero, only submitted 29 nomination signatures, and of that amount, only 14 were valid signatures within the IID Division Four area. Six less than the minimum requirement of 20.
The Imperial County Elections office said they will notify Mr. Romero, that he did not qualify for the IID Division Four election, which is scheduled for March 3, 2020.
The other seat open in March is Division 4. It will be an open seat as Bruce Kuhn, the current director, announced he will not run for re-election. The two qualified candidates are JB Hamby and Eric Childers.