After filing a petition to run for office last Thursday, Teresa Cantrell said she must now go back and personally apologize to everyone who signed it.
Though Cantrell hoped to represent District 6 on the school board, she actually filed a petition to run for county commissioner.
As it turns out, the wrong petition was printed by an election commission employee and, though it states the office at the top of each page of the petition, Cantrell didn't catch it.
"I'm not saying it's all their fault," she said. "I'm perfectly capable of reading."
Neil Bell, Tipton County's administrator of elections, said he regrets the error.
"We made a mistake, no doubt about that," he siad. "If there was any legal way to fix it, we would. We've taken this all the way to Nashville to the chief attorney for the division of elections."
Cantrell has since withdrawn the petition filed for District 6 commissioner. She cannot be listed on the ballot, but can run as a write-in candidate.
It is not clear whether she'll still run, but she said she was eager to help parents while the school district transitioned to the Common Core State Standards, though she has spoken out against CCSS implementation in many venues.
"I really had my heart set on it," she said. "I want to help break it down for the parents, to be there so we have someone to explain all of the changes."
She said though she was hopeful about being a member of the school board, she isn't upset with the election commission.
"I was very, very interested in it, I'm very bummed by the fact that it happened, but we're all human, we all make mistakes."
Bell said, moving forward, procedures would be evaluated.
"We do regret very much that it happened and the best we can do is give her her options and make sure this never happens again."