Suppose you had an election and nobody showed up to vote.That’s what happened Tuesday in this Mitchell County community, population, 110. There were two ballot issues: Should the term of the mayor be changed from two years to four years, and, should the terms of council members be changed from two years to four years (staggered).
“Didn’t even the poll workers vote?,” Deputy Auditor Barbara Baldwin was asked. “None of the three poll workers live in McIntire,” she said, “so they couldn’t vote. We had to get them from Riceville.
“I’ve been with the auditor’s office for 28 years and we’ve had low voter turnouts in the past, but nothing like this,” Baldwin said with a laugh. “This is definitely a first.”