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Dead woman's name on ballot gets more than a thousand votes

By: Angela Beavin Email
By: Angela Beavin Email

She passed away about a month and a half ago, but a woman who was running for city council in Georgetown still received enough votes in Tuesday's primary to move on to the general election.

Vickie Moore died from a heart attack on April 4th, but as Angela Beavin explains, the election results show she is someone the community will not soon forget.

Vickie Moore's husband says his wife was running for office because that kind of service is what came natural.

"That's the reason she decided to run for city council, was to try to give back to her community," says Bill Moore.

Although she passed away in early April, Moore's name was still on the ballot, and not only that she received more than one thousand votes, enough for her to be on the ballot again in November.

"My daughters and I when we went to vote, we decided we were going to vote for mom, for Vickie, but I never dreamed that this was going to happen."

Moore was very involved in the community and she especially spent time at Scott County High School helping out where she could.

The Scott County clerk says the support behind Moore in the election was a testament to the level of respect the community held for her.

"She was just very outgoing, a world of people knew her and that's why they did that," says Jackie Covington.

The top 16 people from the city council primary will be on the November ballot.

The 17th person will take Vickie Moore's place in the general election.

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