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Jordan Valley’s Battle of the Write-ins

By Pat Caldwell

The Enterprise

JORDAN VALLEY — Election drama can descend on the most unusual places.

Even remote Jordan Valley.

Last week’s ballot included two seats on the Jordan Valley City Council – but no candidates.

Now, though, four are people tied in write-in votes for those seats. Ballot counting is still underway to determine who will join three others on the council serving a community of about 175.

Malheur County Clerk Deborah DeLong said her office still must check to see if write-in candidates qualify before declaring winners. That process will take a while, DeLong said.

“It will be 14 days,” DeLong said. She wouldn’t release names of the write-in candidates until then.

Mayor Marie Kershner said she is pleased that there is apparently a high level of interest . . .