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Forest Hills town council votes by secret ballot 

The Sylva Herald (10/10/2013): In considering a vacancy on the town council, the board decided to appoint a new member by using paper ballots without recording how each member voted.  

Mayor Jim Wallace told the newspaper that it was his idea and that he thought holding a public vote with two candidates sitting in the room was awkward. 

Read more about it here.  

Jonathan Jones,
10/11/2013 12:50 PM