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By Katie Teachout
The Journal 

Drawing sets candidate order


Last updated 5/21/2020 at 10:52am

Katie Teachout | The Journal

Adams County Auditor Heidi Hunt draws names while Elections Administrator Jacque Laird records them during Friday's candidate lot drawing.

RITZVILLE - The Adams County candidate lot drawing took place on the county courthouse lawn at 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 15, the end of filing week.

The lot drawing determines the order in which a candidate's name appears on Aug. 4 primary ballots.

"I have been in elections since 1996, and this is the first time we have held a lot drawing outside," Adams County Auditor Heidi Hunt said. "We did this outside of the courthouse building so the process would be accessible to the public, because the public's not allowed in the courthouse.

"It's really important the public knows they can participate...

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