Ousted city council member requests recount after coin toss decision

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HEYBURN, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — A coin flip decided the next Heyburn City Council member in November, now the loser of that toss is requesting a recount.

Monday the Office of the Attorney General of the State of Idaho sent an order of recount of ballots, stating the recount will take place Monday, Dec. 18.

The recount will take place at 1 p.m. at the Minidoka County Courthouse and recount judges will be selected from the elections judges and clerks who served in the original election.

They will recount the votes from Heyburn precincts 1 and 2 as well as the absentee votes.

The Nov. 7 election produced a tie between incumbent Dick L. Galbraith and Glen Loveland, with each man receiving 112 votes.

To break the tie, City Clerk Ashlee Langley flipped the 50 cent piece during a special meeting to determined the next Heyburn City Council member for the next four years.

Loveland won the toss and the seat for the next four years.

You can find the link to our original story on the coin toss here

Glen Loveland and Dick Galbraith wait for a coin toss to decide who will win the Heyburn Council Seat.
Dick Galbraith waits for a coin toss that will decide if he will remain a Heyburn Councilman.
Glen Loveland waits for a coin toss to decide if he will win a Heyburn City Council seat.

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