Election results: Meador defeats James for seat on GF board

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

By Scott Loftis

CarrollCountyNews@cox-internet.com

Alechia Meador was elected to the Green Forest School Board on Tuesday, defeating incumbent Peggy James in the nonpartisan general election held in conjunction with the 2020 preferential primary.

Final unofficial results show Meador with 506 votes (64.6 percent) and James with 277 (35.4 percent).

In the Republican race for constable of Polo township, Randy Langhover defeated incumbent Jeffery Usrey. Langhover had 72 votes (58.5 percent) while Usrey received 51 votes (41.5 percent).

A majority of voters in the Berryville School District voted against the 42.5 mill school tax, with 619 voting against the millage and 492 voting in favor of it. However, that result won’t have any practical effect. The state Constitution requires that the millage be on the ballot but if it is not approved, the millage simply reverts back to the most recently approved amount. Since the school district was not seeking an increase, the 42.5-mill tax will remain in place.

A total of 4,345 ballots were cast in Carroll County, with 2,337 in the Democratic Primary, 1,922 in the Republican primary and 86 nonpartisan ballots. Two blank ballots were cast.

The Jefferson County Election Commission will meet Monday, March 9, to review provisional ballots. The commission will meet Friday, March 13, to certify the election results.

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