Election for Oklahoma police chief ends in a tie

Modified: February 21, 2014 at 11:00 am •  Published: February 12, 2014
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SALLISAW — After Tuesday’s election ended in a tie, the new police chief in an eastern Oklahoma town will be picked from a hat — literally.

Capt. Terry Franklin and Lt. Sandy Girdner were both running to become police chief in Sallisaw, a town of about 8,800 people along Oklahoma’s border with Arkansas. But Tuesday’s election ended in a tie with both candidates receiving 837 votes apiece.

The Sequoyah County Election Board meets Friday to certify the vote. Election Board Secretary Cindy Osborn tells a local newspaper that the winner’s name will be drawn from a hat if the vote count remains tied after Friday’s certification. A special meeting will be set for later this month for the official name draw.


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