The Soldotna Canvass Board met yesterday to count absentee and questioned ballots following last Tuesday’s special mayoral election.
Following yesterday’s count by the canvass board, the margin was widened between Mayor-elect Nels Anderson and Former Kenai Peninsula Borough and City of Soldotna Mayor Dave Carey.
After accounting for 72 absentee or questioned ballots, Anderson received a total of 359 votes or 60.4% of ballots cast. Carry came out with a total of 231 votes or 38.9%. A total of 594 votes were cast in the April 2nd election.
Mayor-elect Anderson: “Mr. Carey has had a distinguished record as a public servant, and I’m sure he’s disappointed. And I will try my best to make the public feel they did the right thing by electing me, I hope at the end of my term they feel like they did the right thing.”
The results of the election will be certified by the Soldotna City Council during their regularly scheduled meeting tomorrow night.
Anderson will carry out the reminder of the term left by former Mayor Micciche with is set to expire in October 2014.