Democrats will be listed first on the April 9 ballot after a drawing Wednesday morning at City Hall. Two pingpong balls — one with a D and one with an R — were placed in a paint can that City Clerk’s Office uses for United Way raffles.
The ball was drawn by City Hall employee Tess Bratton. Witnessing the drawing were Jim Perry, chairman of the Adams County Republican Central Committee, and Ray Thomas of the Adams County Democrats.
Republicans were drawn for the top spot in the 2011 and 2009 elections. The last time Democrats were atop the ballot was in 2007.