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County Assessor’s Race A Nail Biter

By Gordon HopkinsUnofficial results from the Jefferson County Election Commissioner indicate incumbent Mary Banahan has exactly five more votes (188) than her challenger, Mick Vocelka (183), in the race for Jefferson County Assessor.Both were write-in candidates.Previously election commissioner Kris Riggle indicated there were still provisional ballots to be reviewed. In such a close race, those ballots could impact the final outcome.Tuesday morning, the provisional ballots were counted.Provisional ballot eligibility must first be determined before they can be counted and all provisional ballots must be counted by hand.All election results r...


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