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Candidate Myers did file campaign reports

Appeal Capitol Bureau

Contrary to the report issued by the secretary of state’s office Wednesday, State Board of Education candidate Barbara Myers did file her campaign contribution and expense report on time.

Myers, of Carson City, was listed as failing to file the mandated report and was told in a letter she was facing a fine approaching $5,000.

But she said she filed online on July 28 ” a full week ahead of the deadline. She said she did so because she had trouble several years ago when the elections division couldn’t find her reports.

“And I’m not stupid. I checked it after I filed it,” she said.

A spokesman for the elections division said Myers is correct, her report was filed on time. After checking Thursday morning when Myers complained, she discovered that Myers is listed in the secretary of state’s computer system twice ” once spelled Myers and once spelled Meyers. Under the incorrect spelling, there was no report on file so Myers’ name was added to the list of 30 people either late or failing to file the reports.

She said Myers and one other candidate on the list will both get letters apologizing for the error and stating that no penalty will be assessed.

The other candidate incorrectly added to the list is Don Woolbright, who is running for the Assembly District 5 seat in Clark County.

That error was Clark County’s where the registrar of voters reported he didn’t file. Woolbright did file on time.

All candidates, whether they win or not, are required to file three contribution and expense reports. The Aug. 5 report was the first. The second is due Oct. 28 and the final report Jan. 15.

Failure to file on time results in a daily fine ” beginning at $25 per day but rising first to $50 then finally $100 a day. Each report can result in a maximum $5,000 fine for a total of $15,000 if all three deadlines are ignored.

– Contact reporter Geoff Dornan at gdornan@nevadaappeal.com or 687-8750.