Election officials verify Cameron votes, District 1 remains tied - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Election officials verify Cameron votes, District 1 remains tied

State and Parish election officials verifying results of Saturday's election in Cameron Parish. One police jury race was a tie and in another there was only a 2 vote difference. State and Parish election officials verifying results of Saturday's election in Cameron Parish. One police jury race was a tie and in another there was only a 2 vote difference.
The small number shows how many voted on the machine Saturday. The larger number shows how many voted on the machine since it was put into service. The small number shows how many voted on the machine Saturday. The larger number shows how many voted on the machine since it was put into service.

Election officials with the State of Louisiana and Cameron Parish are verifying the results from Saturday's run-off elections after two close races.  It was a tie vote in the race for Cameron Police Jury, District 1.

Election officials determined Tuesday Curtis Fountain and Sonny McGee each received 178 votes in Saturday night's run-off for Police Jury District 1. A tie-breaking election is scheduled to be held December 17th

And as unusual as it is, Clerk of Court Carl Broussard says it is the second time they've had a tie vote in a police jury race in four years. He says the first thing they'll do is double check the outcome of Saturday's election. "First thing we do is go to voting machine warehouse and check the protective and public counters on the voting machine, make sure those numbers are correct. Then after that we're going to do a hand count of the absentee by mail."

In the old days, perhaps they would just flip a coin. But now a tie requires another election.   Both candidates recognize that people will be busy with holiday festivities and preparation and probably won't be interested in their race. 

Election officials are also checking the race that pitted two incumbent police jurors together because of redistricting - Kirk Burleigh seems to have beat Scott Trahan by two votes,.

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