Recount confirms Hulinsky to Grand Island school board
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - The Ward B representatives on the Grand Island school board are now set.
The Hall County election office did a recount Tuesday to determine a close race between David Hulinsky and Tim Mayfield. When the recount finished Tuesday afternoon it had confirmed that Hulinsky beat Mayfield by 16 votes, 2,065 to 2,049.
In a press release, Election Commissioner Tracy Overstreet said the the Hall County canvassing board decided a recount was necessary and invited both Hulinsky and Mayfield to observe. Neither did.
The recount was witnessed and certified by canvassing board members Robyn Mays, Eunice Alexander and Dianne Schneider.
During last week’s election, Ward B patrons were asked to choose two school board members from among three candidates, Hulinsky, Mayfield and Lisa Albers.
Albers polled the most votes with 3,398 and Hulinsky and Mayfield came in second and third.
State law requires an automatic recount whenever the margin between two candidates is less than one percent of the vote garnered by the highest vote getter. Albers, in this case, received 3,398 votes. One percent of that total is 34. Since only 16 votes separated Hulinsky and Mayfield, an automatic recount is required under state law unless the candidate with the fewest votes waives the recount in writing. Mayfield did not waive the recount.
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