Re-Districting Leads to Medford Democratic Committee Election Gaffe
John J. McGlynn was on the ballot in a ward he doesn't live in.
John J. "Jack" McGlynn received more votes than anyone else for a spot on the Ward 7 Democratic Committee in Medford, but none of them will count.
McGlynn was on the ballot for Ward 7, but that's his old ward, City Clerk Ed Finn said Tuesday. Re-districting implemented in 2011 meant McGlynn, the city's former mayor and father of Mayor Michael McGlynn, is now in Ward 1, Finn said.
McGlynn was listed on the ballot before anyone from the city realized he is in a different district, Finn said.
"We tried to have him taken off, but it was too late," Finn said shortly after tabulating the votes at Medford City Hall Tuesday night.
As result, none of the votes for McGlynn will be counted, he said.
McGlynn received 100 votes, with his name being picked on 25 percent of the ballots cast in Ward 7, according to election data.