Sunday, 11 November 2007 18:00
Election canvassing is scheduled for 11 a.m. tomorrow.
Thursday’s sample recount once again proved the efficiency of Watauga’s voting
Now all that remains is counting the provisional ballots, a
task that, as Boone found out in October, could impact close election results,
namely those in Beech Mountain. Three provisional votes have not been counted-
and those votes will decide which incumbent stays on the council. While
newcomer Alan Holcombe and incumbent Rick Owen are safe with 113 and 88 votes
respectively, incumbents Randy Corn and Paul Piquet are tied for third at 64
votes each. With only three slots available, Tuesday’s canvassing should decide
Blowing Rock is waiting on two provisional ballots,
but that’s not enough to make a difference. Nor are the 69 provisional ballots
yet to be counted in Boone. Seven Devils has one provisional ballot. All
election results are unofficial until the conclusion of tomorrow’s canvassing.