By Pat Caldwell
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 . . .