Unconfirmed Results are in for Davidson’s Campaign 2017
The unofficial votes are in. On November 17, the votes will be certified, to include additional absentee ballots received and any confirmed provisional ballots.
According to these preliminary numbers, Davidson’s new mayor will be Rusty Knox, who unseated five-term mayor, John Woods. Laurie Venzon finished in third place.
From a field of an original 13 candidates, the expected order of the commissioners according to the preliminary votes received, are:
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The results showed such a narrow margin between David Sitton and Shana Erber that it was difficult to tell who actually won the fifth Commissioner seat. In the end, it appears that Sitton may have edged out Erber by eight votes.
The school bonds and general obligation bonds were approved.
Davidson’s voter turnout was nearly 40 percent, exceeding expectations in a non-national election. You can find the official count on the NC State Board of Elections.
Editor’s Note: To achieve our numbers, we added the votes from Mecklenburg and Iredell Counties, because there is a neighborhood in Iredell County whose residents vote in the Davidson elections.