Write-in votes dominate in Birchwood mayor’s race

Margaret Ford received 270 write-in votes in the Birchwood Village mayoral election.

BIRCHWOOD — Margaret Ford’s name wasn’t on the ballot for the Birchwood Village mayoral election, but the 62-year-old retired attorney nonetheless may have garnered enough write-in votes to win the position.

According to the unofficial results on the Minnesota Secretary of State’s website, voters in that race cast 270 write-in votes, or 46% of total ballots. The other mayoral candidates — James Nelson and Michael McKenzie — received 171 and 146 votes respectively, or 29.1% and 24.8%.

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