OKOLONA, Miss. (WTVA) -- Nathanial Cunningham wants answers.
"However they do it is not my concern, but I just know it's ethically wrong and it might be illegal," Cunningham said.
This leader of the East Chickasaw County Concerned Citizens group says the re-election bid for one city alderwoman needs to be stopped.
Imogene Armstrong serves as both Ward 5 Alderwoman and as election commissioner for Chickasaw County.
Armstrong declined to appear on camera but she does say how surprised she was to learn of the possible conflict with state law. When she qualified to run for her first term on the Board of Aldermen, the issue was not raised.
Okolona City Attorney Gene Barton says state law on this issue is not cut and dry. It may all boil down to how the election turns out.
"I think anyway it goes there is a potential problem because if she gets a significant number of votes and she had not been on the ballot, that could have affected somebody else's position as far as whether they would be in the runoff," Barton said.
With that in mind, members of the Municipal Democratic Executive Committee are calling on the Mississippi Attorney General's office for an opinion.
"We want to ensure that whoever comes out on top will be the official winner and will not cause any problems in this election or a future election," Committee Member J.D. King said.
Armstrong says she feels strongly about serving her community if it is determined that she cannot, she will not.