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Write-in race will decide the next mayor of South Lyon

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Steve Carmody
Michigan Radio

When voters in South Lyon head to the polls on Tuesday, they're going to see a pretty big empty spot at the top of their ballot.

That's because nobody wanted to run for mayor. Not in time to meet the city's deadline and get on the ballot anyway.

But that doesn't mean voters won't have any choices. 

Seven write-in candidates have stepped up -- they just won't have their names on the ballot.

Eligible write-in candidates include a software engineer, a health care provider and a small business owner. The complete list of candidates is available on the city's website.

South Lyon's current mayor, John Galeas, announced that he would not seek re-election this past summer.

Voters in South Lyon will also choose three city council members next week. The names of the candidates vying for those seats, including the incumbent, will appear on the ballot.

Rebecca Kruth is the host of All Things Considered at Michigan Public. She also co-hosts Michigan Public's weekly language podcast That’s What They Say with English professor Anne Curzan.
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