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No one has filed to run write-in campaign for Smithsburg Town Council

May 02, 2012

SMITHSBURG — No one has filed to run as a write-in candidate for three open seats on the four-member Smithsburg Town Council, Town Manager Betsy Martin said.

No one had filed to run as a write-in as of the filling deadline at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Martin said.

If a voter writes in a name during voting in the upcoming May 8 election, it will not count, Martin said.

Although there are three open council seats in the election, initially only one person — incumbent Councilman Donnie Souders — filed to run.

Then the town had a special meeting on April 23, where four more people were nominated.

Disappointed that only one person initially filed to run, town officials realized after doing some research they could hold the special meeting for nominations.

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— Dave McMillion

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