Chambers, Watkins file as write-in candidates file for Dora School Board

Dora residents Gwen Chambers, left, and Wanda Watkins filed last week as write-in candidates for the April 7 Dora School Board election.

Gwen Chambers and Wanda Watkins have filed as write-in candidates for the Dora R-III School Board in the April 7 General Municipal Election.

Chambers and Watkins join candidates Lindsay Collins, Cassidy Martin, Jerry Moritz and Mindy Trail, all vying for three open positions, those currently held by Collins, Martin and Ed Lee. Lee has not filed for reelection.

Collins, Martin, Moritz and Trail will be listed on the ballot. Because Chambers and Watkins filed after the filing deadline, their names will not appear on the ballot. Those wishing to vote for Chambers and/or Watkins will need to fill in the circle next to the option “Write in candidate,” and print “Gwen Chambers” or “Wanda Watkins” beside the circle. 

Ozark County Clerk Brian Wise said ballots with write-in candidates are hand-counted, and judges are able to count the ballots based on the intent of the voter; so ballots with minor spelling mistakes will still be counted for the intended candidate. 

Dora School Board members whose positions are not expiring are Robert Lee, Tim Masters, Lynda Smith and Terry Martin. Registration to vote in the April 7 election ended Tuesday. Absentee voting continues through Tuesday, April 6.

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