Cochise County candidate wants ballot name in two languages
June 6, 2008
Ariz. - A candidate for the Cochise County Board of Supervisors who said he
tried without success to recruit a Hispanic to run has now asked that his name
appear on the ballot in two languages.
Joe Green of McNeal is lucky enough to have a name that actually translates
easily into Spanish. So his name will appear on the ballot as Green, Joe (Jose
That is, unless someone challenges the effort, which a lawyer for the Cochise
County Attorney's Office called a real possibility.
"...A candidate who chooses to file and list his name on the ballot in
that manner runs the risk of being challenged by campaign opponents (or any
other qualified elector) and, if the name he has listed is found not to be his
actual surname and given name, being stricken from the ballot altogether,"
Deputy County Attorney Adam Ambrose wrote in a letter.
Green/Verde is one of several candidates for the District 2 board seat.