Croghan Voters Must Write-In Names For Trustees
Croghan Village Trustee Dawn Ashline says she is voting for herself to fill one of two vacant trustee seats.
Ashline's name is not on the ballot.
That's because no one got the 20 signatures needed to get on the ballot.
Now Ashline and other voters can write in the names of anyone they choose as long as the person lives in the village of Croghan.
"If people are satisfied with how we have been on the board, then they will vote us in. If not, they'll write in who they want to," said Ashline.
Ashline says she would love to be a trustee again, but she did not have time to campaign for signatures while working three jobs.
"It's not always easy to find the time after work and after all your other responsibilities to go out and knock on doors and find people home to sign a petition," she said.
Ashline may be in luck.
Although voters can vote for whomever they want, election workers say they think Ashline and David Schneider, the other trustee who's seat is up, will come out on top.
"I think so because they've done a good job, there's nothing against either one of them," said election worker Betty Morrow.
The polls are open until 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Then the votes will be counted.
The hope is two people will be elected to the Croghan Village Board.
Sunday, May 29, 2016, Watertown, NY
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