What was the point of having a primary if all the council candidates are still in the race? None of them were eliminated.
posted at 10/30/2009 11:03 AM EDT
Re: wasted primary
posted at 11/5/2009 8:42 PM ESTI think 9 At-Large candidates had originally filed the necessary paperwork and 8 were on the primary ballot. So 2 were eliminated. Still, estimates were that it cost between $25k and $75, which was a pretty big waste to narrow the field from 8 to 6. However, this is probably another town charter rule like the 9500 (1/3rd of registered) voters rule for repealing ordinances. It's long and cumbersome to change.