The Homer Election Canvass Board counted the absentee, questioned and special needs votes Friday afternoon, verifying the Homer City Council election results.
Shelly Erickson and Donna Aderhold claimed the two three-year council seats with 41% or 841 of the votes and 40% or 829 of the votes respectively. Adam Hykes lost the race with only 18% or 368 of the votes.
Jason Davis, who was ahead of Heath Smith in the preliminary election results, remained in the lead and claimed the one-year council seat with 56% or 723 of the votes compared to Smith’s 43% or 562 of the votes. Smith previously served on the council for two terms before running for the one-year seat left vacant by former city council member Joey Evensen who resigned in July.
The Homer City Council election saw a 25% voter turnout with 1,342 voters.
The election results will be certified at the Homer City Council meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11 where Erickson, Aderhold and Davis will be sworn in.
Donna Aderhold: 829, 40%
Shelly Erickson: 841, 41%
Adam Hykes: 368, 18%
Jason Davis: 723, 56%
Heath Smith: 561, 43%
The Kenai Peninsula Borough Canvass Board has reviewed all absentee, question and special needs ballots, which will be counted on Monday.
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