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Missed ballots counted; no change in city election

The Vanderburgh County Election Board has counted hundreds of ballots that went uncounted last week, and the results of the Evansville city election remain the same.

The ballots from Evansville’s 5th Ward were inadvertently left in a storage drawer and didn’t get counted on Election Night.

So, the Election Board counted them six days later and the Courier and Press reports the winners and losers in the city election remained the same.

The closest race, for Evansville City Clerk, saw Democrat Laura Brown Windhorst pick up another 189 votes, while opponent J.D. Strouth collected 180. That put Windhorst's margin of victory at 276 votes.

Republican Justin Elpers won the 5th Ward City Council seat by almost 900 votes over Democrat Tom Shoulders.

The ballots are expected to be certified Friday.