POSTED: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 9:45pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 9:59pm
EAST MOUNTAIN — The race for two seats on the East Mountain City Council was determined by one vote.
The city’s election board met Tuesday to count results of provisional and mail-in ballots in the city election, eventually declaring James Medlin and Charles Medlin winners of the election. Neal Coulter was unopposed in his bid to be the city’s new mayor.
Prior to the additional ballots being counted, the Medlins were tied with 43 votes each while Lindley Huggins had 41 votes in the at-large election.
The election board reported there were four provisional ballots and one mail-in ballot. One provisional ballot was disqualified because the person had registered to vote within 30 days of the election. Another ballot was disqualified because the person had been a resident less than the required time frame.
After remaining votes were counted, the results showed 45 votes for Charles Medlin, 44 votes for James Medlin and 43 votes for Huggins.
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