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On Wednesday, April 6, 2016, there was a vote for the town’s open selectman seat. This vote was deadlocked 2-2 for two of the proposed names.
One of the selectees did not even run during the recent election. I understand that it is an appointment and not an election, at this point; however, the majority of the townspeople believe that as long as there are qualified people among the ones who ran in the election, the appointment to the open seat should be from those who were on the ballot.
Unfortunately, in this day and age, people have very little faith in their elected officials. The candidates on the original ballot showed they had Winchester in their best interest. They wanted to participate in the election process. Choosing someone who has not been voted on removes the reason for elections.
By choosing from that list, the selectmen would restore a little bit of faith in our locally elected officials.
Raymond C. Williams