The two candidates for Springfield school board subdistrict 5 have finished election night in a dead heat... and may have to wait weeks to learn the eventual winner.
Donna Moore and Katharine Eastvold finished with 749 votes apiece after early and available absentee ballots were counted. But there are still five absentee ballots that were sent out and have not yet been returned. If those five ballots come back within the next two weeks -- and are postmarked April 8th or earlier -- they will be added to the final tally.
If the candidates remain tied when all valid votes are counted, a lottery will determine the winner. The losing candidate can then seek a discovery recount which could again alter the outcome.