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Tar Heel elects two commissioners by write-in

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By Charlotte Smith

The Tuesday election has the Bladen County Board of Elections busy with confirming the outcomes. Bladen County Board of Elections Director, Christopher L. Williams confirmed on Friday evening, two of the three Tar Heel residents were elected to serve on the town council by write-in.

After the election board’s Supplemental Absentee meeting held on Friday at 5 p.m. Mr. Williams stated, “Just as promised, I have called Mayor Roy Dew and let him know that Freddie Underwood received 10 write-in votes and Angie Hall received six (6) write in votes.”

A write-in vote is a vote written in on an election ballot for a candidate whose name does not appear on the ballot, but for whom voters may elect by writing the name on the ballot.

Tar Heel also elected Sam Allen with 13 votes. Allen filed for the town commissioner election and appeared on the ballot.

He added, “Mayor Dew will be in contact with them and the write in candidates will give me a call next week.”

Mr. Christopher L. Williams, Director of Bladen County Board of Elections

Mr. Williams also reported on Friday two (2) supplemental absentee votes were approved and 31 provisional ballots were presented to the board with 10 of the provisional ballots being approved.

He added, one (1) absentee ballot was approved at the last board meeting which was on Election Day, Tuesday, November 5th. The number of approved Absentee ballots now 34 for this election.

As a reminder, “Nothing is finalized until the canvass,” Mr. Williams stated. The board of elections will hold the canvass on November 15th at ll:00 a.m. Then the state will then need to certify the new elections.

The Bladen County Board of Elections meeting will be held at the elections office located at 301 S. Cypress Street in Elizabethtown and is open to the public. If you have any questions please call, 910-862-6782 office.

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