There's still a Wolf in candidate's clothing. Local businessman Carl Wolf, who said Tuesday that he would withdraw from the Sandusky City Commission race, has yet to officially withdraw his petition from the Erie County Board of Elections.
"Unless he does so, he stays on the ballot," said Jennifer Ferback, deputy director of the Erie County Board of Elections. "Until he withdraws ... votes will count."
Wolf did not return calls seeking comment on Wednesday.
If Wolf does officially withdraw by notifying the board in writing, a notice would be put in with all ballots informing voters that a vote for Wolf will not count.
Ferback said candidates can withdraw up until the day before the election.
Voting began Oct. 2. Any votes already cast for Wolf will stand.
"We already have over 1,000 people that have voted absentee in Erie County or have requested ballots," Ferback said. "Every absentee ballot counts no matter what. They're the first thing ... counted on election day."
Ballots will be accepted until 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6; military personnel overseas have an extra 10 days to return their ballots, as long as the ballots are postmarked by Nov. 6.
Absentee ballots can be mailed or dropped off at the Board of Elections office.