Parkville voters head to the polls on Tuesday to hopefully finish an election that was started in early April.
Two aldermen positions are on the ballot next Tuesday, May 21, just as they were in April. One race finished in a tie and the other was close enough to have been affected by about a dozen voters who were given ballots in the wrong ward.
Initial results of the April 2 election showed a tied race in ward one between Philip Wassmer and Weston E. Coble with 187 votes.
The initial results in ward three showed Douglas Wylie appearing to win with 215 votes, just ahead of Scott Herbig with 211. Scott Curran had 22 votes.
All of those names will again appear on the ballot next Tuesday.
The election board said that in the municipal election held April 2 it was discovered there were people who were inappropriately registered as being in ward one when they should have been registered in ward three. As a result, 13 voters on that day were given the incorrect ballot for their ward.
Those 13 were registered in ward one but should have been registered in ward three.
The Platte County Circuit Court, at the request of the Platte County Board of Elections, subsequently approved the scheduling of the special election to be held on Tuesday, May 21.
Polling place will be Parkville Presbyterian Church.
Absentee voting for the May 21 election will end on May 20, per the court order.
The cost of the new election will be covered by the Platte County Board of Elections.
Wendy Flanigan, a director for the board of elections, told The Landmark that the anticipated cost of the new election is around $4,500.