LANCASTER - Ronald Smallwood was edged out Tuesday by just over 100 votes in his bid for one of six seats on the Lancaster City Council.
Victors in the race were Donna Murphy Powell, who led with 869 votes; Randy Stathers with 759; Jesse Wagoner, 755; Cecelia O. Adams, 722; Daniel Napier, 681; and Donald Rinthen, 677. Smallwood trailed with 550 votes.
Powell, Stathers, Wagoner, Adams and Napier are incumbents.
Results from all nine city precincts were in and tallied by about 7:40 p.m.
Garrard County Clerk Stacy May said it was smooth sailing for election day.
"Everything went great, especially in the morning hours. We had one voting machine to malfunction, which was the one over at the health department (Gilbert's Creek precinct). We had to go out and reset it, but it started right up again and kept up the tallies fine."
May said there was one write-in error, which was a result of a voter not realizing to select the button which opens up the write-in area of the candidate box. Apparently when the area did not appear for the voter to write in the candidate's name, the voter left the booth without completing the vote.