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Ballot disorder worries mayor

Modified: Wednesday, Aug 20th, 2014

Mayor A.J. Mattila holds a ballot for the Depoe Bay Chamber of Commerce election that was called before the deadline to submit votes. (Photo by Rick Beasley)

DEPOE BAY — Mayor A.J. Mattila wants to clean up the election process in Depoe Bay, from top to bottom.

“It’s like Tammany Hall,” claimed Mattila, likening the town’s political landscape to the Boss Tweed regime that ran New York City in the mid-1800s. “The constitutional process gets subverted by insiders and personal agendas."

Having raised the roof over elector qualifications at the city level, Mattila has now called on the Depoe Bay Chamber of Commerce to discount the results of a recent board of directors election.

“What’s up with this?” asked Mattila, hoisting his ballot to elect a new board member to the group. “The deadline to vote says Aug. 31 on my ballot, but now I’m told they closed voting on July 31.”

For the complete article see the 08-20-2014 issue.

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