Runoff Election Appropriate Response
4:11 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Sallisaw Won't Be Pulling A Police Chief Out Of The Hat

Sallisaw's new police chief won't be picked from a hat after all.

Credit Sallisaw Police Department - City Of Sallisaw

Sequoyah County election officials say a runoff election will be held April 1 after Tuesday's contest ended in a tie. Both Terry Franklin and Sandy Girdner received 837 votes, and election officials initially said they'd draw the winner's name from a hat.

But on Wednesday, Election Board Secretary Cindy Osborn said the city attorney's office notified the board that a runoff election would be the appropriate response.

The Southwest Times Record reports that the 837-837 vote count remains preliminary until election results are certified Friday.

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