Taking a page out of Santa Claus’ operation, the Cache County Clerk’s Office looked at their lists and checked them twice. On Tuesday, Jill Zollinger and the Clerk’s office canvassed all the votes that were cast for the 2014 general election.
This year, the vast majority of ballots were submitted by mail before the November 4th general election day. Yet her office still needed to review all the ballots that were cast for accuracy and to count any provisional and absentee ballots that arrived later.
After the ballots were once again tallied, outcomes were largely unchanged. Only two races were considered close after November 4th and may have had different outcomes: Cache School Board District 4 and Utah State Board of Education District 1.
In the race for Cache County School Board District 4, challenger Randall Bagley was leading incumbent Jon Jenkins by five votes on November 4. After Tuesday’s canvass, Bagley’s lead stretched to 13.
Terryl Warner, appointed by Governor Gary Herbert to fill a spot on the Utah State Board of Education after Tami Pyfer vacated it to be Herbert’s Education Advisor, benefitted from the recounts in Cache, Rich, Box Elder, Morgan and Weber counties. Warner had trailed challenger David Clark by 57 votes on November 4, but after all the canvassing leapt ahead of Clark by 988 votes to retain her position on the State School Board representing District 1.
For a complete list of final election votes, <a href=”https://www.cachecounty.org/elections/election-results/2014-general-election-results/2014-general-election-results-summary.html” target=”_blank”>click here</a>.