Unofficial results from Boonville’s special election for city council seat

Unofficial results from Boonville’s special election for city council seat

BOONVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - The results are in from Tuesday’s special election in Boonville and it was a close one.

Chad Pryor received just four more votes than challenger Steve Byers in the race for the district four city council seat.

A judge granted Pryor’s request for the special election after Pryor said he found flaws in the voting process on primary day.

The results aren’t official yet.

Pryor contested the race results back in May, claiming voting machines used improper district maps.

Voters dropped by to cast their votes throughout the day, and although many are just re-casting their previous vote, the importance of this election remains the same.

“It’s just one election to decide on and it was very quick," said Michael Phillips, a voter. "Tough that we have to make a choice, but hopefully in the future, they’ll both be in this position where they can both serve. It’s very important. It’s our responsibility, if we don’t vote, we shouldn’t complain.”

Warrick County Clerk Patricia Perry says it’s still undetermined how this special election will be paid for and will likely have to be settled in court.

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