CHERRY CREEK - Debra Gabel still wants to be Cherry Creek's tax collector, but technically Mickey Mouse could receive more votes.
On Election Day, voters in the town of Cherry Creek will head to Town Hall, 6845 Main St., to vote for national, state, county and town positions. However, under the one open town position - tax collector - voters will see no name.
Brian Abram, Republican county election commissioner, said whoever receives the most write-in votes will win the position.
"No one applied for the position. No one submitted a petition," he said. "There was no caucus notification. No independent or major party petition submitted."
Kevin Anderson, Cherry Creek supervisor, said there was a misunderstanding in having Gabel's name, the town's tax collector, on the ballot.
"We have a tax collector. They didn't put her name on the ballot," he said.
Anderson believes on Election Day, voters in Cherry Creek will write in Gabel's name and she will remain the town's tax collector.
Abram said no name on the ballot for an elected position is a rare circumstance.
"It is surprising that no one basically applied for the position," he said. "As far as we are concerned, the position is on the ballot and someone will win."