By Tricia Bell, Multimedia Video Journalist - bio | email
LIMA, OHIO -
By now, most people know if their candidate or issue either won or was defeated on Tuesday. However, in Allen County, a few candidates and an agency remain on edge.
The first cause of concern is a three way tie in the Beaverdam council race. Five candidates ran for four open positions. The top two candidates will get a seat on council. However, the remaining three candidates vying for the two remaining positions all garnered 49 votes. According to elections director Ken Terry there are no provisional or outstanding absentee ballots that could swing the vote.
Ties are usually determined by a coin toss. However, Terry says the Allen County Board of Elections will have to choose an alternate plan since there are three candidates. Likely options include pulling names out of a hat or rolling a dice.
The race for the Mental Health and Recovery Services Board levy is tight as well. The unofficial results in percentages show a 50-50 split. However, the actual totals show the levy was defeated by just 164 votes. Provisional and outstanding absentee ballots still must be counted in that race.
The next step in determining the outcomes for these two races will be on November 19th when the election tallies will be certified.