Municipal elections will be held this year on November 5 but before the ballots can be printed, the town has to determine who's name is going where.
The Waterford registrars of voters will be holding a public lottery to determine the placement of names on the municipal ballot. Candidates’ names will be drawn on Tuesday, September 10, at 10:00 a.m. The drawing will be held in the Registrars' office in Waterford Town Hall. The lottery determines the horizontal order of candidates’ names within a row on the election ballot.
So is there any particular advantage to getting top-billing?"That depends on the year and the race. Some people say yes, some people say no," said Waterford Registrar of Voters Diana Cramer.
Either way, the state uses a lottery system to keep things fair.