Voters are going to the polls today in towns large and small across North Carolina, but the ballots in two Robeson County towns will be completely blank: No candidates filed to run for office there.
In the towns of Lumber Bridge (population 92) and Orrum (population 91), there are no official candidates for mayor or any of the open town council seats. Instead, voters will have to write in the names of their preferred candidates, and the people with the most write-in votes will win.
It's unclear what happens if the write-in winners don't want to serve, or if a plurality of voters opt for someone who is ineligible to serve, such as perennial write-in favorite Mickey Mouse.
Write-ins will also likely win in the Duplin County town of Calypso (population 546), where David "T-Bone" Tyndall is the only name on the ballot for five available town commissioner seats.