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Supervisors to canvass city election results

Published: Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 11:53 a.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 11:54 a.m. CDT

The Jasper County Board of Supervisors will canvass the results of last Tuesday’s municipal elections at noon this Tuesday.

In addition to certifying the official tallies, the supervisors will also break any ties that occurred. One tie occurred on election night in the Lambs Grove mayoral race; it was unclear as of press time if any absentee ballots had altered the outcome of the election.

State law specifies ties are broken by “casting lots,” which means by drawing one of the candidate’s names from a hat. If that candidate should decline the office, he or she has until 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, to present a letter declining to accept the position to his or her local city clerk.

If declined, the position would be offered to the candidate with the next highest vote tally.

At its regular meeting Tuesday morning, which begins at 9:30 a.m., the board will receive two presentations by Jasper County Sheriff John Halferty. One will be a resolution setting new fees for inmates at the Jasper County Jail.

The other will deal with a maintenance and support contract with Morphotrak Inc.  MorphoTrak is used by the Sheriff’s Department for finger printing, photographing, scanning and other similar functions.

The board will also receive a presentation from Jasper County GIS Director Laurie Jackson regarding the 2014 Aerial Photography Project.