Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Three Candidates Conducting Write-In Campaigns

Three people have now filed the paperwork necessary to conduct a write-in campaign for the August 5th general election. County commission candidates Bobby Vinson and Tom Dyer have decided to seek election as a write-in. Earlier this month, commissioner Johnnie Wheeler also announced that she would be a write-in candidate. All three came up a few votes short in the May primaries and say their supporters have urged them to consider a write-in campaign. Wheeler lost her bid for the nomination by 33 votes; Dyer fell 43 votes shy of winning; and Vinson lost out by just 16 votes. Election officials say none of the names of the write-in candidates will appear on the ballot, but any write-ins cast for those candidates will be counted.