The Same Color, Different Shape
In New York State, April 21st was the deadline to submit a nominating petition with signatures in order to register as a candidate for a seat on the school board. A day later, on April 22nd, a draw for a position on the ballot took place in Malverne school district (MUFSD).
I am one of the candidates and, as I was walked to the district clerk’s office, I asked where the other candidates were. I learned that Mr. Smith wouldn’t be present and the lady present with us in the office would be drawing for Mrs. O’Connor, the incumbent school board member. The draw would be in alphabetic order by candidates’ last name, so I would be the first to draw.
The clerk presented us with a small closed box. After she opened it I nodded in approval that this year all three folded papers were of the same color. (The post from the last year ballot position draw explains my remark). Then, I alerted the clerk that one of the three papers was standing out, as it was folded one extra time than the others. The clerk acknowledged the fact, unfolded the paper to match the folds of the other papers and handed me the box.
I drew the paper in question and revealed the row 1A. The lady drawing for Mrs. O’Connor drew a paper with row 1C and that left the paper with row 1B for Mr. Smith. The elections will take place on Tuesday, May 20th, 7am–9pm at the H.T. Herber middle school gym.