The founder of Black Lives Matter Vermont is on track for a seat on the Winooski City Council.
Ebony Nyoni submitted the necessary signatures to meet the filing requirements, Winooski city manager Jessie Baker confirmed Wednesday morning, ahead of a 4:30 p.m. deadline.
The racial justice activist is unopposed for a seat on the council that serves the 7,100-person city adjacent to Burlington.
Nyoni filed a petition to run Monday but was nine names short of the 50 registered voters needed. Her campaign submitted an additional 17 signatures Wednesday morning; 15 were validated as registered Winooski voters, Baker said.
The election takes place on Town Meeting Day, March 6.
Correction, February 1, 2018: At least one African American has previously held a seat on the Winooski City Council: Nicodemus McCollum served from 1970 to 1972. A previous version of this story contained an error.