Archive for Thursday, April 11, 2013

Canvass makes official Pearse’s election as Baldwin City mayor

Baldwin City Hall

Baldwin City Hall

April 11, 2013

A canvass of the April 2 election for Baldwin City mayor confirmed Marilyn Pearse as the winner of the three-way contest.

The canvass the Douglas County Clerk’s Office conducted this morning added 13 provisional ballots to the unofficial totals released on election night. Pearse gained five votes while candidates Jason Mock and Bonnie Plumberg both gained four.

Deputy County Clerk Benjamin Lampe said the day following the election there were 20 provisional ballots cast in the April 2 contest, enough to swing the election to Mock, who trailed Pearse by 13 votes in the unofficial totals.

Final official totals were: Pearse 240, Mock, 226 and Plumberg, 103.

Although numbers weren’t broken down on the Baldwin City mayoral contest, 127 of 164 provisional ballots were approved countywide.

Comments

greyghost 1 year ago

"Deputy County Clerk Benjamin Lampe said the day following there were 20 provisional ballots were cast in the contest, enough to swing the election to Mock, who trailed Pearse by 13 votes in the unofficial totals."

Were provisional ballots cast the day following election day? Or, did Lampe say, the following day, that there were provisional ballots cast? I'm confused.

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