One of two people seeking the Green party nomination in a Prince Edward Island riding has withdrawn after a ruling by Elections PEI.
Susan Hartley was hoping to run in a riding where the party’s first candidate died just days before last month’s provincial election.
Josh Underhay and his young son drowned in a boating mishap a few days before the April 23 vote, prompting Elections PEI to delay the vote in the riding of Charlottetown-Hillsborough Park.
Because it is a deferred vote, rather than a by-election, it is considered to be part of the provincial election.
Chief electoral officer Tim Garrity says because Hartley had run in another riding, she is ineligible to run as a candidate in Charlottetown-Hillsborough Park.
Dr. John Andrew is now the only person seeking the nomination on Friday evening.