Josephine Co. Election Recount Finished

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – It’s now official: Cheryll Walker will replace Don Reedy as Josephine County Commissioner come January 7th.

Elections workers completed a mandatory recount of the race between Walker and Bob Just on Wednesday. Clerk Art Harvey says there was very little change in the margin between the two.

“The net result was a change in four votes between two candidates,” explained Josephine County Clerk Art Harvey. “Cheryl Walker gained one vote, and Bob Just gained 5, so that’s a net change of 4 votes. Cheryll Walker is still the winner by 58 votes.”

Harvey says most of the errors that were not recorded by the vote counting machine come from people trying to erase their vote, or from writing-in a candidates name while also marking the bubble beside their name.