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Former Shelby Co. Commission candidate back on ballot

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Election Commission Administrator Rich Holden confirmed his office is putting her name back on the ballot. Election Commission Administrator Rich Holden confirmed his office is putting her name back on the ballot.
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(WMC-TV) – Shelby County Commission District 6 candidate Edith Ann Moore's name is back on the ballot, according to Election Commission Administrator Rich Holden.

Neighbors say Moore is an imposter. Moore says she lives in District 6 and has the right to run for office.

"I'm elated," said Moore. "I'm just thankful justice prevailed."

Moore's Attorney, Larry Moore, says she was qualified at the time she filed her petition and that she met all the guidelines.

Moore was decertified by the election commission after neighbors testified she did not live in a Frayser home. Moore says she moved in her home in January, but she soon had to move out because of a utility problem with her gas.

Neighbor Melvin Harris calls the ruling bogus.

"She don't really have the right to run for this district over here because she doesn't live here," he said.

Neighbors say they will continue complaining and support the other candidates. Moore is running against four other candidates: Democrats Karl Bond, Willie Brooks, Kendrick Sneed and Republican David Shiffman.

The primary is May 6.

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