Friday, September 28, 2012

It's official; runoff required for LR school board seat

Posted By on Fri, Sep 28, 2012 at 10:45 AM

It's done. The Pulaski County Election Commission has opened the one absentee ballot it received from a military voter in the Little Rock school election who lives in Zone 7, where incumbent Dianne Curry fell just short of outright victory. That voter didn't vote in the race. That left Curry one vote short of a majority of those cast, which puts her in a runoff with Tanya Dixon. Early voting begins Tuesday. The Election Commission will meet at noon to officially ratify all this.

The law allows counting overseas ballots that arrive up to 10 days after the election, or noon today. The Election Commission receives the ballots at a postoffice box. The Postal Service has said no further mail will be added to that box before noon today.

The election results had Curry with 217 votes, Dixon with 193 and Frances Johnson with 25. With 435 votes cast, Curry needed 218 to win, or two more votes from absentees to have a majority of 219 of what could have been 437 cast if two had shown up.

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