Ellis County Clerk Donna Maskus said she had contacted Waddell about registering to vote but, according to Maskus, Waddell did not register in Ellis County until last Friday. He had been registered elsewhere in Kansas.
Waddell received the second most votes in last week’s election. Lance Bickle and Danielle Robben were also elected to the board in Tuesday’s race for three seats.
Could the fourth place candidate be asked to serve? That would be long time board member Rich Kraemer. Kraemer told Hays Post, “State statute does not exactly suggest the board has to take the next candidate in line. It’s unfortunate and I feel bad for Josh. We will go into executive session tonight and discuss it. I don’t know what will happen.”
The board could work with only six members for a time and then appoint someone in July.
Stay tuned to Eagle Radio and check Hays Post for more information at it becomes available.