A rare tie between Jerry Currier and Josh Pye leaves one seat vacant
By Andrew Harris
Nothing is simple in the town of Alma political realm. The recent November 7 election was an anamoly to start with. Four town council seats open with only two candidates on the ballot, leaving the other two seats open to “write-in” candidates.
Below you can see in the graphic showing the individual write-in votes, electing David Shields by a single vote. (Every vote matters!!)
Two other candidates, current council member Jerry Currier and candidate Joshua Pye both received 11 write-in votes. Under election law, a tie means that no one wins the seat, leaving an opportunity for the town council to appoint, or leave the seat open until the next election in 2024.
Read more about the only winner of the “write-in” vote, David Shields, who answered some questions for us last month: