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No one files to fill village board spots

Three incumbents, one challenger file for school board.

The filing deadline came and went on Monday with not a single person jumping in the election ring for the Brady village board.

Terms for current board members Bill Gengenbach and Joe May expire at the end of the year.

Neither incumbent has chosen to run again.

No one else filed as a non-incumbent either, according to Becky Rossell, Lincoln County clerk.

That means November’s election will be all about write-in candidates.

“It’s not a good situation for us or for the village,” Rossell said.

State statute does not require write-in candidates to complete an official affidavit when no one has filed to run in the general election for offices in Class II school districts, villages and townships.

Rossell said all write-in entries that include first and last names on Brady ballots for village board will be counted and the top two vote-getters will be certified.

It will then be up to the board to determine if the persons elected meet the requirements such as living within the village limits. At the same time, an elected write-in may refuse the position.

The same situation recently occurred in Wallace, Rossell said, and in Wellfleet a person was elected to the township board who did not live in Wellfleet.

If that were to happen in Brady,

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