Election results are canvassed; only small changes
Douglas County Commissioners canvassed the vote from Tuesday's general election Friday, making the results official. There were no changes in the outcomes, but there were a few additional votes for some candidates.
The Baldwin City Council's top three vote getters stayed the same with the same amount of votes: incumbent Tony Brown, 288; Ken Wagner, 249; and incumbent Ted Brecheisen Jr., 243. Incumbent Nancy Brown received a provisional ballot to increase her vote total to 218. Kenny Niehoff (198) and Jennifer Hayes (121) had their numbers stay the same. There were three write-in votes for a total of 1,320 votes.
In the lone race for Baldwin School Board, the winner Joshua Mihesuah and opponent Teresa Arnold both received a provisional vote to move their totals to 402 and 320, respectively. There were two write-in votes there for a total of 724 votes.
Two incumbent school board members who ran unopposed also gained a provisional vote. Alison Bauer's total moved to 601 and Scott Lauridsen went to 557. The third incumbent, Blaine Cone, stayed at 571.
For Lauridsen's position, there were 27 write-in votes, 12 in Cone's and nine in Bauer's. The school board totals won't be official until out of county votes are added in.
The Signal will have a story in next Thursday's issue on the write-in candidates that received votes in the election.