Canvassing the Vote - KXNet.com - Bismarck/Minot/Williston/Dickinson-KXNEWS,ND

Canvassing the Vote

Posted: Updated:

Primary election numbers were being finalized today as the votes were canvassed at the Ward County courthouse.

Ward County auditor Devra Smestad said there were three races in the county that were tight enough that a closer vote-count was needed to certify the final tally.

The votes were read aloud to the assembled group...and in the end, having the same numbers was always the goal.

The race in Minot that generated the most interest was that for mayor.

Chuck Barney was elected...but there was a substantial number of write-in votes.

However, today the canvassing board decided not to break-out that write-in vote into individual numbers.

Smestad says the math wasn't there to change the vote, so that decision was made.

 (Devra Smestad - Ward County Auditor-treasurer) "Now had the vote been different, had the write-ins been more than the individual on the ballot then we would have sorted through those and counted those for the write-in." 

Kevin Maher had staged a late write-in vote campaign for the position of mayor, and Smestad says she had talked to him explaining the situation and why the write-in votes would more-than-likely not be broken out -- and this morning the board decided to indeed not separate all the write-ins.

  • Minot/Williston NewsMore>>

  • Mixed Reviews on CP Rail Grain Changes

    Mixed Reviews on CP Rail Grain Changes

    Thursday, August 28 2014 7:53 PM EDT2014-08-28 23:53:41 GMT
    A 100-car grain train pulled in to CHS SunPrairie in Minot today.
    A 100-car grain train pulled in to CHS SunPrairie in Minot today.
  • Driver Identified in Collision with Train

    Driver Identified in Collision with Train

    Thursday, August 28 2014 7:52 PM EDT2014-08-28 23:52:12 GMT
    The driver killed in an August 1st collision with a train has been identified.
    The driver killed in an August 1st collision with a train has been identified.
  • Congressional Staffers Inspect Bakken

    Congressional Staffers Inspect Bakken

    Thursday, August 28 2014 7:46 PM EDT2014-08-28 23:46:31 GMT
    15 state and national congressional staffers spent time this week, inspecting the Bakken region to find out how North Dakota's natural resources can impact public policy.
    15 state and national congressional staffers spent time this week, inspecting the Bakken region to find out how North Dakota's natural resources can impact public policy.
Quick Clicks
Closings/Delays
View list
Calendar
What's happening?
Lottery Results
Feeling lucky?
Viewer Photos
Submit yours!
Road Report
Current conditions
TV Listings
See what's on
Gas Prices
Check near you
E-Mail Newsletter
Signup now

Most Popular

Stories
Videos
loading...
Powered by WorldNow
General information or questions:
kxinfo@kxnet.com

News:
Bismarck:
Phone: 701-223-9197
News Fax: 701-223-1985

News:
Minot:
Phone: 701-852-2104
News Fax: 701-838-1050
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KXNET. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.