No Lane County runoff election
June 19, 2014
Results Released for the East and West Lane County Commissioner Seat Recounts
Neither Faye Stewart nor Jay Bozievich will face runoff elections this fall, according to the certified recount results released by Lane County Elections today. Stewart and Bozievich had 9 and 18 votes respectively above the 50 percent plus one margin required to prevent a runoff. Stewart gained two additional votes from write ins in the recount and Dawn Leslie gained one vote from a vote previously counted as an undervote.
West Lane County Commissioner
East Lane County Commissioner
According to Oregon statute, an automatic recount is required if the number of votes cast for a candidate differs from a majority of votes cast for the office by one-fifth of one percent or less. Both the East and West Lane County Commissioner elections fell within this margin, triggering the automatic recount. The recount took approximately two days—one day for each district—and, in accordance with Oregon statute, was conducted by hand. Complete election results are available on the Lane County Elections website at http://www.lanecounty.org/Departments/CAO/Operations/CountyClerk/elections/ElectionDocuments/20140619102039163.pdf.
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