Cheadle declared winner in tie race


By Sarah Hawley - shawley@aimmediamidwest.com



Deputy Director Tammy Cline and Director Angie Robson count the votes for Columbia Township Trustee as Board of Elections members Charlie Williams and Jimmy Stewart look on.


POMEROY — With only two trustees to be elected in Columbia Township, the second, third and fourth place vote earners were only separated by four votes.

Gary Carr was the top vote earner and elected to one of the two seats, with Don Cheadle and Marco Jeffers tied following the official vote count by the Meigs County Board of Elections on Nov. 20. Thomas Smith was in fourth place just four votes behind.

Carr received 215 votes, with Cheadle and Jeffers each receiving 160 votes. Smith received 156 votes.

On Wednesday, a recount was held due to the tie, with the results remaining the same.

Cheadle was declared the winner of the second seat after winning a coin flip on the day of the official vote count. According to state guidelines read at the recount, the coin flip from the official count stands as determining the winner.

Deputy Director Tammy Cline and Director Angie Robson count the votes for Columbia Township Trustee as Board of Elections members Charlie Williams and Jimmy Stewart look on.
http://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2017/11/web1_11.30-Recount20171129103144871.jpgDeputy Director Tammy Cline and Director Angie Robson count the votes for Columbia Township Trustee as Board of Elections members Charlie Williams and Jimmy Stewart look on.

By Sarah Hawley

shawley@aimmediamidwest.com

Sarah Hawley is the managing editor of The Daily Sentinel.

Sarah Hawley is the managing editor of The Daily Sentinel.