UPDATE: Names were pulled from a hat to decide contested Clarksburg city council seat

Published: Jun. 12, 2019 at 5:23 PM EDT
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UPDATE (6:43 P.M.)

According to Clarksburg mayor Cathy Goings, Gary Keith has won the contested city council seat after a recount ended in a tie.

The tie was broken through pulled names placed in plastic eggs and pulled out of a hat.

UPDATE (9:56 A.M.)

Clarksburg City Council is recounting votes on Monday morning after a discrepancy in the numbers for City Council Candidate, Tyler Turner. A decision is expected to be made by the end of the day.


City council members and a poll board are scheduled to recount all of the votes from every precinct after they noticed a discrepancy with candidate, Tyler Turner on the voting summary sheet. Officials say that 30 votes were not transferred over for Turner due to "human error."

"He actually received 51 votes from that particular precinct, but when the numbers were transferred over to the summary sheet which showed all of the candidates, it was transferred over as a discrepancy of 30 votes. As you know with this election, 30 votes made a big difference and it brought him with in three votes of the next highest vote getter," said Cathy Goings, mayor of Clarksburg.

The recount is scheduled for June 17 at 9 a.m.

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