Some votes have been added to the tally for last week’s primaries in Leavenworth County. But the additional votes did not change the outcomes of the races.

Some votes have been added to the tally for last week’s primaries in Leavenworth County. But the additional votes did not change the outcomes of the races.

The votes were added Monday as the Leavenworth County Commission certified the election results. County commissioners also serve as the Board of Canvassers.

Primaries were conducted last week for the races of Leavenworth City Commission and Tonganoxie City Council.

County Clerk Janet Klasinski said 18 voters filled out provisional ballots during last week’s election. Klasinski said she believed 15 of the provisional ballots qualified to be included in the official results.

She said votes from nine advance ballots that arrived in the mail after the primary election also were counted.

She said a change in the law allows election officials to count ballots that arrive in the mail late as long as they are postmarked by the day of the election.

With additional ballots counted, overall voter turnout for the two elections increased to 10.27 percent, Klasinski said.

In Leavenworth, there were 11 candidates on the primary ballot for City Commission.

“The top six candidates move on to the general election which will be Nov. 7,” Klasinski said.

The six general election candidates are Jermaine Wilson, Myron “Mike” Griswold, Mark Preisinger, Lisa Weakley, Charles Raney and Michael Bogner.

According to the official results, Wilson received 729 votes in the primary. Griswold received 555 votes. Preisinger received 546 votes. Weakley received 541 votes. Raney received 474 votes and Bogner received 274 votes.

Six candidates from the Tonganoxie City Council primary also will advance to the general election. They are Jamie Lawson, who received 210 votes, Loralee D. Stevens, 138 votes, Chris R. Donnelly, 121 votes, A.W. “Rocky” Himpel, 117 votes, Andrew T. Gilner, 100 votes, and Ryan Keltner, 92 votes.

Klasinski said the cities of Leavenworth and Tonganoxie will be charged for the cost of the primaries.

The county government will be responsible for paying for the general election, which will include city and school board races.

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