One candidate, two seats on RSU 71 ballot

By Ethan Andrews | Sep 27, 2017

Belfast — After a recent moment of uncertainty, the mix-up over two expiring Belfast seats on the Regional School Unit 71 Board of Directors has ended in a kind of banal suspense.

The two positions were not advertised during the official nomination period for municipal elected officials, and the oversight went unnoticed until it was too late to get them on the regular municipal ballot.

A special make-up nomination period closed Sept. 24 with just one official candidate. Director Allison Goscinski submitted nomination papers for a second three-year term on the board and will run uncontested. David Crabiel, the former RSU 71 board chairman, took out nomination papers for re-election but did not return them before the deadline.

The RSU 71 directors will get a separate ballot on Election Day. City Clerk Amy Flood said Goscinski's name will be printed on the ballot along with blank write-in spaces and instructions for voters to pick two candidates.

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