4 votes separate GOP candidates for House District 92, recount set

Posted at 3:50 PM, Jun 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-19 17:50:13-04

MISSOULA – Only four votes separate the republican candidates running for House District 92 in Missoula County, sending the race to a recount.

Incumbent Lee Bridges had 703 votes while his challenger Duane Schlabach had 609 votes.

The county canvass board is opting for a recount because six voters received the wrong ballot on election day. Missoula County officials say the error occurs when a polling place has multiple house districts for a polling place.

Some voters at their polling place vote one ballot while other voters at the polling place vote a different ballot. In this case, six voters voted the Clinton 89 ballot style instead of voting the Clinton 92 ballot style.

The recount is only happening in House District 92 because the difference in votes for House District 89 does not prompt a recount.

The error issuing ballots was made at only one polling place.