The Charlotte Observer reports that no one has filed to run for mayor or any of the three town council seats in Spencer Mountain in Gaston County.
The incumbents say the filing deadline just sneaked up on them, but they have a solution: They’ll just show up at the polls and write in each other’s namesSo, I guess if you have nothing to do and would like to be mayor of a town, now might be your time to cash in on those frequent flyer miles.
But apparantly this is not unusual for this tiny town
Write-ins usually solve the problem, but Pinion says Spencer Mountain’s charter keeps incumbents in office until new officials are elected, so the seats won’t be empty.
And it should be cheap to win over the voters…there is only 29 registered people.