Tie Votes May Force Special Elections In Two Races
Two local races ended in tie votes in Tuesday’s municipal elections, leaving the Wyaconda mayor’s race and the Clark County Ambulance District #3 races undecided.
In Wyaconda, Heather Williams and Chad Yocum each received 27 votes for mayor.
“In Wyaconda, the city board will have to decide how to proceed. They could have a run off election, or one party could step aside, or they could have a game of chance, like a coin toss,” said Clark County Clerk Leih Ann Hayden.
The Clark County Ambulance board will have the same choices, according to Hayden.
Other election results were:
City of Wayland
Alderman (Vote for 2)
Village of Luray Trustees
(Vote for 2)
Steven M. Buium-5
City of Alexandria
James Worster, Sr.-8
City of Wyaconda
Lisa Ann Cochran-20
City of Kahoka
Ambulance District 3
Tammy McDaniel Ramsey-13
Ambulance District 6
No ballots were cast in Clark County for the Lewis County
C-1 school board race or the Scotland County R-1 school board race
Overall, 416 of Clark County’s 3430 registered voters went to the polls last week, a low turnout of only 12.62 percent.
“A lot of people didn’t get to vote, because there was nothing for them to vote on,” said Hayden.
Clark County R-1 Schools opted out of the election because they had exactly the same number of candidates as available positions.