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Lincoln County write-ins for Clopton board to be counted Monday

Posted on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 11:35 am

(photo by Adam Thorp/Louisiana Press-Journal) County Clerk Susie Oberdahlhoff puts up some of the first results on election night.

All precincts have reported the results from the Tuesday, April 2 election, but one race — a heated contest for a seat on the Pike County R-III Board of Education — remains unresolved.

The success of a write-in campaign by ousted board member Greg Talbert may hinge on the votes cast in a small part of the district in Lincoln County. While Lincoln County has reported that 96 write-in votes were cast in the race, it has not reported whether they were cast for Talbert or for some other, non-certified candidate.

Talbert needs 56 of those votes to win. If those votes do not turn up, the election will go to incumbent Kimberly Hunter.

Lincoln County election officials said Wednesday morning that they would not report who those votes were cast for until they certify their election results Monday.

Polls closed at 7 p.m. Results listed below are unofficial; final results will be certified Friday at 1 p.m.. Winners are in bold and italicized.

For two three-year seats on the Pike County R-III Board of Education, which governs Clopton School and the Pike-Lincoln Technical Center (two will win):

Kimberly Hunter – 201

Linda Perrone – 35

Christy Kuntz – 453

Michele “Mickie” Henderson – 184

Greg Talbert (Write-in) – 146

Write-in (unprocessed) – 96. These ballots were cast in Lincoln County. They may represent additional votes for Talbert, or ineligible votes cast for a non-certified write-in candidate.

For one four-year term on the Pike County 911 Board representing the whole county:

Gregory L. Owens – 774

Kimberly Niffen – 378

Reesa Vanhooser – 694

For one four-year term on the Pike County 911 Board representing the eastern part of Pike County:

Rhonda Stolte Darnell – 355

Larry LaFave – 473

For two two-year terms on the Pike County 911 Board representing the eastern part of Pike County (top two win):

Andy Young – 325

Kevin Keely – 450

Bill Sterne – 477

For one four-year terms on the Pike County 911 Board representing the western part of Pike County:

Robert A. Jones – 157

Barbara Marshall Luckett – 80

Adam Johnston – 36

Mark Bair – 325

Holly Turner Leverenz – 534

For two two-year terms on the Pike County 911 Board representing the western part of Pike County (top two win):

Richard “Al” Murry – 504

Snookie Ward – 387

Whitney Long – 402

Clarence L. Henke – 304

For three two-year seats on the Village of Eolia for Board of Trustees (top three win):

John J. Burbridge – 89

Katheleen Watson – 90

Tim Graham – 80

Mick Harding – 93

For Proposition S, a bond issue for the Bowling Green School District (the issue had to pass with four-sevenths of the vote):

Yes – 761

No – 510

For Proposition 1, a tax increase in support of roads in the City of Frankford:

Yes – 34

No – 25