There were only two positions in Montgomery County that were won by write-in votes in the recent election. The first was frequent public commentator John “Chet” Watroba, who received 47 votes to secure a position on the City of Amsterdam Citizen Review Board. Watroba replaces outgoing board member Ken Mazur, and joins current members Mary Lyford and Joe Emmanuele. The second was Martha Mancini, who received 24 votes to win a seat on the Town of St. Johnsville council.
Although Matt Ossenfort ran unopposed on the ballot for a second term as county executive, receiving a total of 6512 votes, there were also 228 write-in votes. Martin Kelly, the current Montgomery County legislator for the first district, received 157 of those votes. The remaining votes were for 40 other names.
In other city races, there were only a handful of write-in votes cast.
All information is from official Montgomery County Board of Election results released earlier this week.