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Recount says no runoff in commish races: Moral of the story is VOTE

Lane County says the official results are in. Commissioner Faye Stewart avoided a runoff by 9 votes and Bozievich avoided it by 18. Still think your vote doesn't make a difference? Clearly races are determined by small margins. EW is wondering if any of the challengers are planning write-in campaigns for the fall — Dawn Lesley and Kevin Matthews were pretty darn close.

 

For Immediate Release 6/19/2014

Results Released for the East and West Lane County Commissioner Seat Recounts

Contact: Lane County Public Information Officer Anne Marie Levis: 541-915-4659 

Neither Faye Stewart nor Jay Bozievich will face runoff elections this fall, according to the certified recount results released by Lane County Elections today. Stewart and Bozievich had 9 and 18 votes respectively above the 50 percent plus one margin required to prevent a runoff. Stewart gained two additional votes from write ins in the recount and Dawn Leslie gained one vote from a vote previously counted as an undervote.

 

West Lane County Commissioner

 

Votes

 Percent

Jay Bozievich

7708

50.12%

Dawn Lesley

7634

49.64%

Write-in votes

37

0.24%

 

East Lane County Commissioner

 

Votes

Percent

Faye Stewart

7000

50.07%

Kevin Matthews

4931   

35.27%

Joann Ernst

1036   

7.41%

Jose Ortal

672     

4.81%

Jack Schoolcraft

303     

2.17%

Write-in votes

39       

0.28%

 

According to Oregon statute, an automatic recount is required if the number of votes cast for a candidate differs from a majority of votes cast for the office by one-fifth of one percent or less. Both the East and West Lane County Commissioner elections fell within this margin, triggering the automatic recount. The recount took approximately two days—one day for each district—and, in accordance with Oregon statute, was conducted by hand. Complete election results are available on the Lane County Elections website at: http://wkly.ws/1s2 

 

 

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