Election? What election?
It would seem that the elected officials of Spencer Mountain, N.C., can be very confident in their chances of reelection. They have no competition in the upcoming election. On the other hand, they have not bothered to put their names on the ballot, either.
According to AP, nobody has put their names on the ballot for mayor or the three town council seats in the tiny mill village, which may lead to some consternation for the town’s 29 registered voters. Gaston County Elections Director Frances Pinion says it is not unusual for candidates to fail to file in small communities like Spencer Mountain.
Write-ins usually solve the problem (and the incumbents told the media that they plan to simply show up and write each other in on the ballot), but Pinion says Spencer Mountain’s charter keeps incumbents in office until new officials are elected, so the seats won’t be empty.