The Allen County Election Board will not revisit its decision to place all candidates on the ballot this fall.
Zach Klutz, board president, on Tuesday said the board would not reopen the issue unless mandated by the state. Previously Democratic member Andy Boxberger said the issue may be revisited.
The state legislature this year approved a law requiring county clerks to omit names of unopposed candidates from the ballot. The little-discussed law was intended to save money and make it easier for voters to read ballots.
The county election board last month voted to put those names on the ballot to avoid confusion because some voters have no contested races at all this fall. If the names were withheld, those voters wouldn’t have an opportunity to vote.
Leaders in the state legislature have said they plan on reversing this law during the next session.