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Separated By 19 Votes: Recount Of Close Haysville Mayor's Race To Be Certified

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The Sedgwick County Board of Canvassers will meet Friday to certify the results of a recount in last week's  mayoral race in Haysville. According to Sedgwick County Chief Deputy Election Commissioner Sandy Gritz, the two opponents were separated by only 19 votes.

"The recount board met and located all the ballots that were cast in that race and did a hand recount of those ballots," Gritz said. "An independent verification of the hand recount found that the election results, as reported officially after the county canvass, matched the recount results exactly."

Incumbent Bruce Armstrong garnered 400 votes; his opponent Russ Kessler received 381 votes. There were also two write-in votes, and three people who received a ballot but did not mark a selection in that race.

Kessler paid $340 for the recount.

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Carla Eckels is interim news director and the host of Soulsations. Follow her on Twitter @Eckels.

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