Just half a dozen votes were cast for a northern Iowa school board seat, but none were valid, as all were write-in candidates who don’t actually live in the right zone. In the North Kossuth School District in the election for school board Tuesday, there was no winner in a write in election for district number seven which represents part of the area which is in the north central part of Iowa.
Kossuth County Auditor Amber Garman says there were six votes cast, four for Ryan Morphew, who it turns out lives in school board district five, and two votes for Mark Bollig, who lives in school board district six. No one took out nomination papers to run for district seven and it was hoped a write-in vote could determine a school board seat holder.
Garman says the North Kossuth School Board will have to appoint a school board member within 40 days of the canvassing of the votes which will be this Friday.
By Chuck Shockley, KLGA, Algona