Commissioner write-in candidates not valid
Two to four percent of Lincoln County voters want a different choice
Last updated 8/19/2020 at 9:19am
DAVENPORT – Two Lincoln County Commissioners are running unopposed for re-election this fall, but each seat had a curious number of “write-in” opponents in the primary election.
As of the count on August. 11, the Commissioner 1 seat held by Mark Stedman had 34 write-in candidate votes, or 2.53 percent of the overall total. Stedman pulled 97 percent of the vote with 1,309 votes.
The Commissioner 2 seat held by Scott Hutsell had 52 write-in candidate votes, making up for four percent of total votes cast. Hutsell received 95 percent of the vote, or 1,206 votes.
The identity of the write-...