The ballots are in.
And there’s a winner.
The horizontal flag.
It’s shown in the image above.
In polling conducted online via Facebook and through ballots at Seymour City Hall, the horizontal design of the city of Seymour’s new flag was the overwhelming winner, earning 86 percent of 344 votes cast.
Results of the voting were shared with the Seymour Board of Aldermen at the group’s regular meeting last Thursday by Terry Penner, the city’s community-development director.
“Well, there’s not much left for us to do, is there?” North Ward Alderman Jim Ashley said.
“We left it to the people, and it’s pretty clear which design the people want.”
Mayor Richard Vinson then called for a vote, and the horizontal version of the flag was approved 4-0 as the new official flag for the city.
City Administrator Hillary Gintz will begin the process of ordering the flags this week. City flags will be placed on all of the city’s flagpoles once they arrive.