What Happens if Candidates Tie?

1 decade 2 years 5 months ago Wednesday, June 07 2006 Jun 7, 2006 Wednesday, June 07, 2006 7:55:36 AM CDT June 07, 2006 in News

But, Kempf also said a run-off election will occur if both candidates don't agree to break their tie with a coin flip.

Tie votes are not new in mid-Missouri. In 2003 and 2004, run-off elections featuring the same candidate occurred in Rocheport. Tony Schapira lost the 2003 mayoral race to Frances Turner in a runoff. But, in 2004, Schapira ran for Rocheport's First Ward seat. He tied with Helen Easley, then beat her by 2 votes in a run-off election.

Southeast Missouri had a tie vote in April 2006, when challenger Stephen Garland and incumbent Terry Wagner each received 103 votes for a Board of Education seat in Meadow Heights. Garland won the run-off election.

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