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Susie Haughwout <[log in to unmask]>
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Vermont Municipal Government Discussion Network <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 4 Feb 2010 16:45:05 -0500
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I think you're right.  I've noticed that too.  Susie

-----Original Message-----
From: Vermont Municipal Government Discussion Network
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Huntington Town Clerk - Heidi
Sent: Thursday, February 04, 2010 8:57 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: Offices

Well, Susie, it will be interesting to see how the votes fall for your 
two offices. I have noticed that, depending on which office is on the 
ballot first, if someone is running for two offices, the second one gets 
fewer votes. We have always gotten a kick out of our Town 
Moderator/School Moderator getting fewer votes for the second position 
on the ballot, as if, somehow, he weren't as effective after lunch as in 
the morning. I observed that the time I was on the ballot for reelection 
for library trustee and cemetery trustee, I received fewer votes for the 
second office on the ballot.

Just a theory. Nothing scientific.


Susie Haughwout wrote:
> I am a Selectboard member in Wilmington. There was an open seat two 
> years ago and no one turned in a petition, so I did. My term is up 
> this year and I turned in a petition to run again. Even though there 
> is no statutory conflict of interest prohibiting the Town Clerk to 
> hold a Selectboard seat, some folks may not think it's not a good 
> idea. I fully expected opposition to my running again, but no one 
> turned in a petition, so I am running unopposed. I also had to run for 
> Town Clerk this year, also unopposed. That's the biggest drawback, 
> when you have to run for both offices in the same year.
> * From: * Vermont Municipal Government Discussion Network 
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] *On Behalf Of *katharine bergen
> *Sent:* Wednesday, February 03, 2010 2:53 PM
> *To:* [log in to unmask]
> *Subject:* Offices
> Hi all,
> Just one more question. The incumbent Selectman just came in and said 
> he is thinking of resigning. I think I talked him in doing that after 
> the election since the ballots are back. If he indeed quits, is there 
> any conflict with my applying for the position if I am Assistant Town 
> Clerk/Treasurer?
> Thanks again,
> Kathy Bergen