Cobb: All votes matter in botched Frisco election (letter)
All votes matter
This is in response to the Frisco town councilman’s decision to not accept the position he recently won: I think it should only be proper that the town hold a special election to fill this vacant seat.
Many of the 255 votes that Larry Sawyer garnered could have gone to many of the other candidates had he indicated he would not accept this position if he won. Some of those 255 votes could have impacted the other candidate’s results and altered the final positions, especially when the next two vote recipients were only separated by 10 votes.
I do not see why the ballots could not have been reprinted in mid-February since they were not mailed out until the second week in March or at least added a sticker over Mr. Sawyer’s name. The town made no effort to notify or inform their voters of this candidate’s intention of not serving.
The most appropriate process to fill this vacancy is to have a special election and maybe some of the 255 wayward votes might not be squandered as they were in the original election.
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