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Some voters had to wait to cast a ballot on Tuesday at the Lions Club in Orrick, and in Henrietta, one seat is still not settled.
According to Ray County Clerk Lynn Rogers, about five voters had to wait about 10 minutes for ballots to arrive from the courthouse.
Orrick’s polling place ran out of ballots about 45 minutes before polls closed at 7 p.m. Rogers said his election officers said everyone who had to wait stayed. Orrick’s race for mayor was highly contested with two challengers to incumbent Shirley Taylor. Taylor lost to Marilyn Butler by five votes.
“We got them out there real quick,” Rogers said. “I don’t think anyone was denied.”
In Henrietta, incumbents Teresa Duncan and Randy Russell retained their seats, however, there is a tie between Louis Long and Angela Moore for the third seat. Each received 17 votes.
Henrietta City Clerk Margie Long said that the city will flip a coin to determine who the winner is next Saturday, April 18 at the city’s regular meeting.
Rogers said this is the third time in 18 years that there has been a tie in Henrietta.