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Council to run as write-ins

The Town of Dillwyn is required to run a write-in campaign due to missing the deadline for submitting required paperwork in order to appear on the ballot. According to Dillwyn Clerk/Treasurer Loretta Reams, all those who are currently on Dillwyn Town Council are running a write-in campaign.

“They are all supporting each other, so therefore we’re doing the write-in campaign and the candidates will be at the polling station giving the information to the constituents to vote and write in the names properly and what the instructions would be,” Reams said.

Reams said regarding the deadline, the town had missed it by one day.

Those seeking election will be incumbent Dillwyn Mayor Linda Paige, Vice Mayor Karen Sue Moss and council members Tora L. Jones, Sharon Baker, Ossie J. Harris III, James E. Tyree and Gilbert W. Reams.

“We have a fabulous town council, and we work hard to keep the town going and keep it nice over here,” Reams said. “Each one of these candidates is dedicated to the town.”

Paige said when the council missed the deadlines, that’s when they knew that they would have to run as write-in candidates.

“The town council hopes to have people at the polls handing out flyers with the names of the present council … so they’ll have the correct names and everything on Election Day,” Paige said.

Buckingham County Registrar Margaret Thomas said to cast a write-in vote, the voter must remember to not only print the full name of their desired candidate on the write-in line but to also fill in the oval next to the write-in line. She said the Buckingham Electoral Board has voted to accept minor misspellings in order to ease the process.