Ask Mr. Answer Person: "Why does it say 'Vote for up to three' on the ballot for the hospital Board of Trustees?"
Posted: Tue, Oct 9, 2018 4:09 PM
(Doug e-mails: "A quick question--Why does it say 'vote for up to three' on the ballot for the hospital board of trustees? What is the third open seat?"):
Mr. Answer Person says: "There are two seats to be filled in the November 6th voting. The two people currently holding those seats--Steve Hildebrandt and Karl Jacobsen--are running for re-election. A third spot on the hospital board--previously held by Judy Robinson--is now vacant because she has submitted her resignation.
Most vacancies on elected boards and commissions are filled with a temporary appointment "until the next regular election." That's what led to the "vote for up to three" language on the ballot. However, hospital board vacancies are filled by appointment for the remainder of the original term.
On November 6th, two people will win spots on the hospital board. The remaining members on the board will appoint someone to Judy Robinson's vacancy until 2020, when that seat would normally be up."