(Audubon) The race for Audubon County Board of Supervisor is still undecided one day after the election. Four candidates are running for two seats, and incumbent Republican Supervisor Todd Nelsen is the unofficial winner, however the second seat is still up for grabs.
Nelsen received 1,817 votes but a handful of votes separate the other two candidates Republican Duane Deist and Democrat Kent Grabill.
“Todd Nelsen was the top vote getter and just 8-votes separate two other candidates Republican Duane Diest, (1550) and Democrat Kent Grabill, (1542), “Explained Audubon County Auditor Lisa Fredricksen. “We still have 43-absentee ballots out in the mail and 2-provisional ballots that will be all looked at by the absentee board.”
That board will meet at 10:00 a.m. this Friday morning to count the ballots that have been received between now and November 9th. The board will check the post mark dates to see which ballots will count.
Fredericksen says even then we may not know the final results until the following week.
“There is the possibility that we may not have all of them in until next Tuesday or Wednesday. If the post marks are okay we will be able to accept those ballots all the way up to next Wednesday.”
The fourth candidate Jerry R. Carter received 1,082-votes.
November 7, 2012
9:00 a.m. newscast