FREDERICK — The Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District has cancelled a May election after getting just three candidates for three open board of director seats.
Cancelling the election is expected to save taxpayers about $40,000.
The fire district is divided into five wards. Each director represents the ward he or she resides in. If there is only one director vacancy and only one eligible candidate is nominated to fill the vacancy, there is no need for an election, based on state election laws.