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Who did you write in for Pasco County schools superintendent?

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November

Even though he ran unopposed, Pasco County schools superintendent-elect Kurt Browning didn't pull 100 percent of the votes cast in Tuesday's election.

Write-in candidates received 5,475 votes, or just over 3 percent of the total. And of those, Kathy Lambert -- the only qualified write-in candidate -- received 420, elections supervisor Brian Corley told the Gradebook. Corley said he didn't tally who else got written in. That would be a waste of time and taxpayer dollars, he said.

Anecdotally, Corley acknowledged that outgoing superintendent Heather Fiorentino did get a few votes. But mostly, the ballots were for a variety pack of names, if the voters bothered to write a name at all. It's possible to fill in the oval for "Write-in" and then not add a name on the line that's provided.

[Last modified: Friday, November 9, 2012 1:37pm]

    

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