Expect official vote totals next week
On Tuesday morning, the Morgan County Commissioners were still canvassing the vote from November 2’s General Election so official vote totals weren’t yet available.
The official totals should be in next week’s Morgan Messenger. There were no local political contests close enough that the vote canvass might change the outcome.
County officials said on Monday that the biggest change in overall totals would likely be in Paw Paw where about 50 people had to cast “provisional” ballots due to the zoning referendum.
The Paw Paw voting precinct includes both town and county residents, but only residents of unincorporated Morgan County could vote on the zoning question.
Complicating matters further, most of the Paw Paw addresses are post office boxes. Town officials were asked to help sort out who was a town resident a few years ago, but it was still unclear in some cases.
All of those who voted the provisional ballots in Paw Paw will have their votes counted, according to the Morgan County Clerk’s Office.