Today's process for picking a new Wake County school board member should be simpler than what happened when vacancies were last filled in 2009.
In 2009, board members ranked on a written ballot which applicants they preferred. After several rounds of voting, the person was chosen.
Today, board members will just vote by written ballot for one person. Once a person gets at least four votes, it's all over. Board members have to sign the ballots so we'll know afterward who voted for which person.