In what turned out to be a close election, voters of Chippewa County approved the special election ballot measure by a narrow 1,192 to 1,094 margin.

 

In what turned out to be a close election, voters of Chippewa County approved the special election ballot measure by a narrow 1,192 to 1,094 margin. The positions of County Auditor/Treasurer and County Recorder will now become appointed positions.

Polling officially closed at 8 p.m. Tuesday evening at the courthouse, and the ballots were unofficially tallied. The ballots will officially be counted at a special canvasing meeting to be held tomorrow (Friday) at the Courthouse in Montevideo.

The special election was spurred on by the announced retirement of current auditor/treasurer Jon Clauson. Due to changing technology and the skills required to perform their jobs, the county felt the time was right to seek approval from county voters to make these positions appointed, rather than elected.

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