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By Jamie Henneman
The Times 

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.

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