Two Openings, No Candidates, for Town Council

Two Openings, No Candidates, for Town Council

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GOSHEN, Utah (AP) -- An election with no candidates? By the Monday deadline, no one signed up to run for two seats on the Town Council.

"I've been asking around and nobody really seemed to have interest at all," said Steve Staheli, who is not running again.

The result: A wide-open Nov. 6 election determined by write-in votes. Write-in candidates don't have to formally register.

"I don't think it happens every election cycle but it happens every once in a while," said David Church, lawyer for the Utah League of Cities and Towns.

In Goshen, population 950 in Utah County, few people attend council meetings unless there's a hot issue, Staheli said.

"There's enough interest to complain but they don't have an interest to participate," he said.

Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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