Fulton board of elections denies Norwood

The Fulton County Board of Registration and Elections voted 3-1 Tuesday to deny Mary Norwood a spot on the ballot for commission chairman.

The former Atlanta City councilwoman wanted to run as an independent in the election for chair of the Fulton County commission.

Norwood has admitted that she submitted her notice of candidacy after the state-imposed deadline of noon, July 2. She then focused on gathering up 22,000 or so signatures to qualify as an independent candidate by today's deadline.