Results of Tuesday’s millage increase election request by the Magazine School District were certified Friday afternoon with the measure going down by a single vote, 96-95.
There was, however, a question raised during the recount, which was called for by the Logan County Election Commission, because the number of ballots cast at the polls was repeatedly one more than the number of votes in the recount.
At that point, there were 87 votes for the measure and 79 against for a total of 166 votes, although 167 had signed in to vote on Tuesday.
An additional ballot was later found folded and inside the ballot stub box. That ballot was marked somewhat confusingly though all commissioners and the poll worker selected as counters agreed the ballot was a vote “for” the increase.
With that vote there were 88 for the increase on election day and with another seven were cast for the idea during early voting period there were 95 total votes for the increase.
The against election day recount total matched the 79 reported on election night, and with the 17 votes cast early against the increase, there were 96 votes against the request.