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Councilwoman Johnson Re-Elected in Crisfield, Other Race Too Close to Call

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CRISFIELD, Md. - People in the City of Crisfield in Somerset County, Md. went to the polls Wednesday in their municipal election to fill two council seats.

According to City Councilman Erik Emely, Councilwoman LaVerne Johnson won re-election with an unofficial count of 216 votes, one of the two available seats. However, the race for the other seat was too close to call as of Wednesday night.

Emely said Barbara Ward, the pastor of a local church, was leading 157-150 over Karen Lawson. A third candidate, Irving Saltz, received 18 votes.

Emely said the city election officials will open ten absentee ballots and 15 provisional ballots Thursday afternoon which will determine who will fill the seat. That seat is currently held by Mike Atkins who did not seek re-election.

Emely said the final count won't be confirmed until about 2 p.m. Thursday.

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