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July 24, 2006
Board: Cumberland council candidate can't campaign
PROVIDENCE -- The State Board of Elections this morning unanimously upheld the Cumberland Board of Canvassers ruling to disqualify town council candidate Keith E. Fayan from the coming election.
The board ruled that Fayan did not change his address early enough to be an eligible candidate for the September primaries.
Antonio J. Albuquerque, Fayan’s opponent for the District 1 town council seat, had filed a complaint with the board of canvassers July 14 stating that Fayan had not been a valid voter in District 1 for at least 30 days before he declared his candidacy for a council seat in that district.
Fayan argued that a lease agreement signed May 26 established his intent to live at 438 High Street in District 1, and maintained that he had begun moving his possessions to the address prior to June.
The board of elections noted that Fayan made no attempt to legally change his address until June 14.
The ruling leaves Albuquerque unopposed. Incumbent District 1 councilor Anthony M. Nobrega is not seeking re-election.
-- Journal staff writer Philip Marcelo
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