Even tho Sheriff Allen Wittmer is retiring, his name still remains on the upcoming general election ballot. In the event Wittmer would receive more votes than his challenger Rich McNamee, McNamee would not automatically become sheriff. A new sheriff would have to be selected by appointment or a special election to begin serving in January. He or she would have to run again in the next general election which come around again in two years. If McNamee receives more votes obviously he takes office in January for the four year term. No matter what, the supervisors will still have to appoint someone to serve as sheriff from Nov. 10 when Wittmer leaves until January.