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Hancock County election results delayed another day

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Eastern Hancock and Mt. Vernon school board candidates will have to wait another day to see if they won the election.

The Hancock County Election Board decided to finish tabulating election results Thursday.

Three precincts were left uncounted Tuesday evening because of computer problems. While the election board could call an emergency meeting today to finish counting ballots, Clerk Marcia Moore said they had already planned to meet at 9 a.m. Thursday. She said the board decided at midnight election night to keep their original Thursday meeting set, as the group would have been too tired to complete the count today.

The precincts left uncounted are J-1 (Jackson Township), M-1 and M-1 Southeast (McCordsville). That leaves the Mt. Vernon referendum, the Mt. Vernon school board candidates and the Eastern Hancock candidates up in the air. Moore doesn't know how many people voted in those precincts, but in the last presidential election in 2008 there were about 3,000.

The results could change the outcome of other contested races, such as Hancock County Coroner where Democrat Crystel Myers has a lead over independents Dan Devoy and Joe Fortner. 

The 9 a.m. Thursday meeting of the election board is open to the public. It will be held in the basement of the Hancock County Courthouse Annex.

For more on this story, read Thursday's Daily Reporter. Greenfieldreporter.com will be updated with election results as they become available.

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