MANCHESTER — This town's 1,145 registered voters have a virtually non-competitiveelection on Tuesday, where the mayor is running unopposed and a towncouncilman and a town resident are facing only a write-in candidate for two Town Council seats.
Mayor Earl A. J. "Tim" Warehime Jr., who has held the $1,200-a-year post since December, is running for election without any competition.
The former councilman was elevated to the mayor's position when former one-term mayor Elmer C. Lippy Jr. left to become a County Commissioner.
John A. Riley, the Hampstead manager who has been on the council since earlier this year, and political newcomer Joseph Gayer are the two recorded candidates for the two open positions on the council.
Riley was appointed to fill the unexpired council term of Warehime's.
A last-minute write-in campaign was begun by Planning and Zoning Commission member Robert Kolodziejski.
A council member earns $500 a year.
The polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at TownHall, 3208 York St.
Turnout for the election is expected to be light, town officials say.