Henderson winners confirmed in canvass of votes
Outcomes of last week’s Henderson municipal election were unchanged after the Vance County Board of Elections canvassed results on Tuesday.
Vote totals were changed, but only slightly.
Kevin Kilgore, chairman of the election board, said the board received one provisional ballot and one mailed absentee ballot.
Three attempts were made to contact the voter with the provisional ballot, said Faye Gill, Vance County elections director. Because no response was received, the board disapproved the ballot.
The board approved the absentee ballot after determining that the postmark showed it was mailed on time (by 5 p.m. on Election Day) and received within the legal time period (within three days after Election Day).
The absentee ballot allocated one vote each to city council incumbents Sara Coffey, Mike Inscoe and Garry Daeke, winners in their respective races. There was no change to the Ward 4 race.
For Ward 1 at-large, Coffey defeated Charles Douglas, 961-494.
For Ward 2 at-large, Inscoe defeated Arnold Booth Jr., 941-537.
For Ward 3, Daeke defeated Geraldine Champion, 256-104.
For Ward 4, Fearldine Simmons defeated incumbent Vernon Brown, 166-159.
Election board members Kilgore and Ginger Freeding verified the canvass results. Seneca Nicholson, the third member of the board, was unable to attend.
In the Oct. 8 election, 1,519 of the 10,267 eligible voters cast ballots, just slightly under 15 percent.
The elections for Kittrell and Middleburg, Vance County’s other two municipalities, will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 5.
Elections are also scheduled Nov. 5 in municipalities in Granville and Warren counties.
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