Write-ins May Make November Ballot

Five people whose names were written in on the primary election ballots earlier this week will be offered spots on the ballots in November's general elections.

Two people qualified to run for four-year terms on Sheridan's city council. One person will be offered a November ballot spot for a four-year on Ranchester's town council, and one qualified for both the four-year and two-year council post in Ranchester.

Write-in votes were certified during the election canvass this morning.

No write-ins will be offered a ballot spot for the two-year vacancy on Sheridan's city council, because two candidates advanced to the November election in the primaries. Write-in candidates are offered a chance to run in the November elections if they receive at least three votes in the primaries. They also must pay filing fees if they accept write-in nominations.

People who receive write-in votes for federal, state and county offices must receive at least 25 votes to qualify for nomination to the November ballot. More than 25 write-in votes were cast in the races for Sheridan County commissioner, coroner, sheriff and treasurer, but no one person received 25 votes in any of those races.

Sheridan County Election Clerk Brenda Kekich will start contacting qualified write-in candidates and offer them the chance to run on the official ballot in November.


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