NOWATA — A tie in a runoff could mean a drawing will decide the Democratic nominee for a Nowata County commissioner post.
Democratic District 1 county commissioner candidates Curtis Barnes and Kellis Pierce each received 178 votes Tuesday.
The candidates have 10 days to ask for a recount and if a recount shows a tie, the nominee will be chosen in a drawing, Nowata County Election Board volunteer Kenny Freeman said.
"It shows you the importance of just one vote," Freeman said.
The winner will face Republican Jerry Williams in the general election.2010 Elections coverage