Oft absent DeKalb City Clerk arrived Monday to accept 2023 election papers. City staff turned him away. Now he’s suing.

DeKalb City Clerk Sasha Cohen (left) walks past city manager Bill Nicklas Monday, Dec. 12, 2022, at City Hall, after Cohen was informed he would not be the person to accept candidate filings. Filing opened Monday at 8:30 a.m. and Ruth Scott, recording secretary to the DeKalb City Council, was on hand to accept the paperwork for candidates who were filing.
DeKalb City Clerk Sasha Cohen talks on the phone to someone regarding his being replaced as the person to accept candidate filings Monday, Dec. 12, 2022, at City Hall. Filing opened Monday at 8:30 a.m. and Ruth Scott, recording secretary to the DeKalb City Council, was on hand to accept the paperwork for candidates who were filing.
DeKalb City Clerk Sasha Cohen (right) talks to mayor Cohen Barnes Monday, Dec. 12, 2022, at City Hall, after Sasha Cohen was informed he would not be the person to accept candidate filings. Filing opened Monday at 8:30 a.m. and Ruth Scott, recording secretary to the DeKalb City Council, was on hand to accept the paperwork for candidates who were filing.
DeKalb City Clerk Sasha Cohen (left) talks to John Walker Monday, Dec. 12, 2022, at City Hall. Walker was waiting in line to file his paperwork to run for 7th Ward alderman on the DeKalb City Council. Monday at 8:30 a.m. was the first opportunity for candidates to sign up to get their names on the ballot.