Election challenge will be heard Friday, Sept 2

"I Voted Stickers" await voters at a polling station during the Democratic Presidential primary on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

RALEIGH — The State Board of Elections will hear a challenge to the residency of the Democratic candidate for N.C.’s 3rd state Senate District after the case was moved forward by the Currituck County elections board. 

Republican Bobby Hanig, who was sworn in Monday to a seat in the Senate following the resignation of Bob Steinburg, challenged the residency of Valerie Jordan. 

The dispute arose when Hanig’s campaign provided evidence that Jordan, a state transportation board member, lives in Raleigh and not Warren County, where she is registered to vote. 

The majority Democratic Currituck board heard the case last week and said evidence showed that Jordan likely lives in Raleigh, and advanced the challenge. 

If the NCSBE agrees, Democrats in the 3rd District will choose a new candidate.