- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 11, 2017

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A Maine school board chairman is attempting to find a write-in candidate for a school board seat no one is running to claim.

With the election less than a month away, South Portland School Board Chairman Richard Matthews says he’s frustrated by the dearth of candidates in several local elections. The Portland Press Herald reports (https://bit.ly/2xymEUT ) Matthews has reached out to see if anyone will run for the District 2 school board seat.

Matthews says to his knowledge no one has mounted a write-in campaign for the position.

The previous seat-holder resigned in August - less than a year into a three-year term. Matthews says it was due to scheduling conflicts.

Matthews says he was in the same position last year until another person stepped forward.

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Information from: Portland Press Herald, https://www.pressherald.com

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