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Two file as write-ins for Tuesday’s election

The slate for Tuesday’s election in Brady is not nearly as full as it has been for past ballots.
According to Becky Rossell, Lincoln County clerk and election commissioner, one person filed as a challenger to three incumbents in the race for three school board seats and one has filed a write-in affidavit.
Those vying to keep their seats are Lisa Diehl, Tracey Porter and Mary Ellen Mann.
Matt Hatch filed for the election prior to the Aug. 2 challenger deadline and Bryan Franzen is an official write-in candidate.
The top three will be elected to four-year terms on the school board.
In the village board race, no one filed as challengers for the two seats being vacated by Bill Gengenbach and Joe May.
However, Rossell said she did receive one write-in affidavit from Steve Hild.
That means all votes for Hild will be counted if the name is written in and the oval blackened on the ballot. Same goes for Franzen.
As for the other open seat on the village board, Rossell said anyone can be a write-in and as long as the name is spelled correctly or relatively close and the person is certified as a qualified candidate.
“It makes it a little more difficult for our office when no one files for the election,” Rossell said, “and for the village.”
Should another viable candidate not be elected through the write-in process, the village board will be responsible for appointing someone to fill the open position.

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