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A city council race in rural Oklahoma was decided by 1 vote

Jason Eidson won his city council race by just one vote.
Jason Eidson for Guymon City Council
Jason Eidson won his city council race by just one vote.

Results from the April 4 elections found that in Oklahoma’s Panhandle, one vote made all the difference.

Jason Eidson won the seat for Guymon's Ward 3 City Council race by a single vote over Shelby Red Corn — 328 votes to 327. The pair had the same early and election day votes, butone absentee ballot cast was the deciding factor.

A hand recount by Oklahoma election officials confirmed that result on Tuesday.

Eidson will represent Ward 3 in the northwest section of the city, replacing Larry Swager, the Vice Mayor of Guymon, whose term expired this year.

This report was produced by the Oklahoma Public Media Exchange, a collaboration of public media organizations. Help support collaborative journalism by donating at the link at the top of this webpage.

Kateleigh Mills joined KOSU in March 2018, following her undergraduate degree completion from the University of Central Oklahoma in December 2017.
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