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Machine Glitch Delays Local Election Results

May 2, 2012

The results from Tuesday's Scottsville Town Council elections were made official at 2 p.m. Wednesday. A technical glitch on an election machine delayed the results.

The machine froze and would not print out results, the only way that election officials can see the names of write-in candidates. A technician solved the problem and the counters spent the afternoon canvasing the results.

A total of 86 write-ins votes were counted Wednesday. With the results official, all five candidates who ran for Scottsville Town Council won a seat. The leading vote-getter among the write-ins, Elizabeth Knotts, also won a seat.

Election Results

Scottsville Town Council (all 6 win seats)

Bob O'Halloran - 68 votes
Ronald Smith - 61 votes
Raymond Gritsko - 60 votes
John Snoddy IV - 57 votes
Shannon Adcock - 49 votes
Elizabeth Knotts (write-in) - 35 votes

Louisa County Town Council (all 3 win seats)

Warren Gehle - 51 votes
Matthew Kersey, Jr. - 47 votes
Danny Carter - 47 votes
Write-In - 5 votes

Madison County Town Council (all 4 win seats)

Lawrence Beasley - 23 votes
Charles Carter - 22 votes
Alma Ayers - 21 votes
Nancy Knighting - 21 votes
Write-in - 0 votes

In the mayor's races, Barry Grove III won in Scottsville with 74 percent of the vote and Willie Lamar won in Madison with 100 percent of the vote.

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