A candidate on this November’s ballot for Stevens County Auditor/Treasurer with a similar name to another County employee is causing some confusion among voters, according to the auditor/treasurer Amanda Barsness.

Craig Swenson of Hancock is running against Stephanie Buss for the Auditor/Treasurer post. But County Assessor Craig Swanson of Morris is not running for any office. The one letter difference in names has led to some voter confusion, Barsness told the Stevens County Times. Assessor Swanson’s position is an appointed one. The election is November 6, but early voting is already under way.


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