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Published June 08, 2010, 06:11 PM

Lack Of Candidates Means More Write In Votes In Pembina County

It's not uncommon to see election ballots with no one running for certain positions.Especially in rural areas. But in Pembina county they are seeing a sharp increase in the number of offices with no candidates running in them.

By: David Schwab, WDAZ

In Pembina county there are thirteen city office seats total where voters will have to write in a candidates name if they wish to vote for that seat. Most of missing candidate are on the ballots of smallertowns. However the town of Cavalier which about 15-hunred people there are two city council seats where no one is running.

The city auditor in Cavalier say she cant remember the last time when there were no candidates for two city council seats on the ballot.