GLADSTONE, Mich. (WLUC) - This year's election was full of recounts from Georgia to Florida and even right here in the Upper Peninsula. But, Delta County election officials say every vote counts, and they're happy to announce the results of these two recounts.
"There were two recounts going on and the supervisor position in Fairbank Township, the results turned out exactly the same, and with Big Bay de Noc School Millage Proposal , the mill picked up one vote and that made the result 617 YES to 618 NO so that proposal remains defeated,” said Delta County Clerk, Nancy Kolich.
In the Fairbanks Township Supervisor race, Ron Collins received 101 votes and Dan Dalgord received 97.
Due to a close tie in votes, Delta County election officials say it's important to do this for several reasons.
"Anyone that's in a close race, they get to see close up exactly how the results, and it was a good test of our new equipment to make sure that the results were tabulated exactly how they were on election day,” said Kolich.
The process did take extra time and money, but election officials are happy with the turnout.
"I was happy with the fact that the results came out almost exactly to what the tabulator had tabulated so it was very good for a new election equipment,” said Kolich.
When people vote, they're given a voice to tell their local and government officials what they want it to do, and Delta County election officials made sure this wasn't lost.