Turnout is low; Pounds, Parker are reelected
Almost 95 percent of Concordia's registered voters stayed home yesterday for the city-school general election.
With 5.88 percent of votes cast, both Tim Parker and Lyle Pounds were reelected to three-year terms on the Concordia City Commission. Both ran unopposed, and were the only two on the ballot. Pounds received 178 votes, while Parker had 171.
Pounds received 74 advanced votes, 60 in the 1st and 2nd wards, and 44 in the 3rd and 4th wards. Parker had 65 advanced votes, 61 in the 1st and 2nd wards, and 45 in the 3rd and 4th wards cast for him.
In Miltonvale, only 29 votes were cast, translating to a 9.76-percent voter turnout for the city council election.
Michael Hamel, Damen Warkentin and Brian Yonally were all running for their seats unopposed. Hamel and Yonally received 27 votes each, while Warkentin received 23.
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