After the initial release of election results Tuesday, Mike Parsons and Michael Ferguson are in the lead to sit on the Vader City Council.
Just after the polls closed at 8 p.m., the Lewis County Auditor’s Office reported that Parsons had 44 votes, or 60.27% of the ballots, to Bob Goff’s 23 votes, or 31.51% of the ballots. The Lewis County Auditor’s office counted 73 votes for the race in the initial release, with six residents writing in a candidate.
Meanwhile, the auditor’s office reported that Ferguson had 51 votes, or 71.83% of the ballots, to Janet Charlton’s 20 votes, or 28.17% of the ballots. The Lewis County Auditor’s office counted 71 votes for the race in the initial release.
The preliminary count included the results of 13,338 ballots. The Lewis County Auditor’s Office estimated there were still 701 ballots left to count on election night, with an estimated total voter turnout of 24.15%.
The next ballot count was set to be released at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 8. Election certification will take place on Nov. 28.