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Provisional votes could have impact on alderman spot
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Officially, the 24 provisional ballots still sitting uncounted in a locked box at the Warren County Election Commission can have no impact on the final outcome of Tuesday’s elections.Unofficially, their count could determine who gets a seat on McMinnville’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen as a mere two votes separate the fourth and fifth finishing alderman spots.When all election night votes were counted, incumbent Alderman Everett Brock led political newcomer Jason W. Gross by 875 votes to 873 votes for the fourth spot. The top three vote-getters are elected. However, on the same night as they fell short of getting elected, Alderman Jimmy Haley won his bid for mayor, defeating incumbent Norman Rone.That win means on Nov. 27, when Haley takes the oath of office as mayor, he will have to relinquish his alderman seat.

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