Lincoln will represent his town at a number of local events. Image Credit: USDA
A 3-year-old Nubian goat by the name of Lincoln has been elected by the townspeople of Fair Haven.
With a population of around 2,500, the small town does not actually have a human mayor and instead favors an animal-based representative selected through a ceremonial mayoral election.
This year's ballot, which featured a total of 16 different animals including dogs, cats and a gerbil, was ultimately won by Lincoln the goat who managed to beat a dog named Sammie 13 votes to 10.
The position is - as you might expect - an honorary one, with Lincoln being expected to attend various events including the Memorial Day parade for which he will wear a custom-made mayor's sash.
The peculiar choice of representative has helped to raise money for a local elementary school and will, according to Gunter, serve to introduce the town's children to politics.
Whether Lincoln will win the vote again next year however remains to be seen.
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