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Registrar: Write-ins will determine Ward 4 race
City Voter Registrar Juanita Pitchford called the State Board of Elections first thing this morning to ask about protocol for an election with no registered candidate, which is what Fredericksburg faces for the Ward 4 City Council seat.
“Whoever gets the highest number of write-ins will be elected,” Pitchford said.
The ballot in Ward 4 will have no candidate name on it. It will have three lines for write-in candidates.
Daffy Duck, Mickey Mouse and the Drunken Tree Sloth could not be reached this morning for comment on whether they would be willing to serve, if deemed eligible.
It’s a lot easier to comment on City Beat now (no FredTalk name required), so please leave any serious suggestions for write-in possibilities in this ward below.