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Drawing for "choice" spots on the ballot

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PROSSER, WA- The Benton County auditor Monday held a drawing to decide in which order the candidates' names will appear on the November ballot.

Election workers drew numbers after a special filing period brought out ten new candidates for races that no one filed for in June.

Auditor Brenda Chilton says a lot of candidates feel where they are placed on the ballot can mean the difference.

"They like being the first one on the ballot definitely," Chilton says. "That's why we do the lot drawing, so there is just a random order in which the candidates go on the ballot."

Five people filed for the open seat on the Prosser City Council.

Another four people filed for the open Benton City Council seat.

One candidate filed for the Try-City Estates Water District.