So the numbers poured in soon after the non-polls officially closed, and the post-marked ballots still coming in are nudging the results only slightly. With currently about 20% of the eligible voters casting votes, the clear winner is Sherril Huff, the incumbent, with strong plurality (45% of the vote) among the six candidates, and more than the second and third place candidates (Irons and Roach) combined. It is a pretty strong statement the folk think you're doing an OK job.
A nice touch was that political neophyte Bill Anderson, who was the sort of candidate this type of election was supposed to attract, got a good showing at fourth with 8% of the vote, ahead of the former director of elections, and the guy who called everybody else a bunch of crooks.
So its a test run, and nothing seems to have blown up. I'm still going to miss going to the polls.
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