Eudora News and

8:45 PM Update:

In one of the quicker election tallies, all Eudora precincts have reported in.

Jolene Born has won a seat on the Eudora City Commission and Eudora Commissioner Tim Reazin has won re-election.  Eudora Mayor Scott Hopson finished a close 3rd and Jerry Trober a very distant 4th.

The final unofficial numbers were:

Born – 204

Reazin – 184

Hopson – 162

Trober 79

For the Eudora School Board, 5 of the 7 precincts are in.  Eric Votaw leads with 320 votes. Joe Hurla in second with 258, Mike Kelso in thrid with 235 and Bryan Maring with 197.

We will continue to follow the School Board race and see if the the remaining two district make a difference in the outcome.

Candidate reactions will be soon to follow……

8:15 PM Update:

Results have come in from 2 of the 4 polling places in Eudora.

For City Commission, Eudora Mayor Scott Hopson is barely leading at 91 votes, followed by Jolene Born at 90. Commissioner Tim Reazin is in 3rd with 83 and Jerry Trober is a distant fourth with 38 votes. The top two vote getters will win seats on the City Commission.

For the Eudora School Board, Eric Votaw is in the lead with 125 votes, Mike Kelso in second with 104, Joe Hurla in third at 101 and Bryan Maring comes in with 83.  The top three will win seats on the School Board.

The School Board has two polling stations in Leavenworth County and one in Johnson County and no results have yet been returned from there.

8:00 PM Update: 

Results are starting to trickle in.  So far, only advance balloting totals for Douglas County are out.

In The City Commissioner race:

Tim Reazin and Scott Hopson are tied at 18 votes, Jolene Born in third at 16 and Jerry Trober at 15.

For the School Board in Douglas County, Eric Votaw leads with 31, Mike Kelso 2nd with 29, Joe Hurla at 21 and Bryan Maring at 20.  Johnson and Leavenworth counties are not reporting any totals as of yet.  The District boundaries reach in the edges of both counties.

Obviously, these numbers will change significantly. There were approximately 300 voters at the Eudora polling stations this afternoon and none of the polling places have yet reported totals.

We will continue to follow the race as it unfolds….


Original Story:

Polls in Eudora closed a few minutes ago and we will be providing complete numbers as the votes are counted.

Voting turnout was low today, even for a local election.  In 2011, 14% of registered voters turned out to cast ballots.  As of 3:15 this afternoon, official numbers provided by the Douglas County clerk showed that 6.2% of voters had so far turned out.  Voting in the 2013 election was around 40% of the 2011 turnout.

We will continue to update this story as the numbers roll in. Make sure to check back often to see who will be leading the Eudora School Board and City Commission.

More as the story develops…..

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