The morning after election day, two Omaha school board candidates were still waiting for votes to be counted.
That's because the competition for second place in Subdistrict 8, representing South Omaha and Bellevue, was tied when the vote-counting ended Tuesday night. Meg Cordes and William Forsee each received 287.
But the counting will continue. Between 900 and 1,000 early ballots countywide will be counted Friday.
About 300 provisional ballots are out. Some may be examined by Friday, but the Douglas County election commissioner may not get to some until next week. No ballots remain to be counted in Sarpy County.
Results will be certified April 12.
If the difference in the race is 1 percent or less of the top vote-getter's tally, a recount is required unless both candidates waive it.
If the race remains tied after all that, officials typically write the two candidates' names on four or five pieces of paper and place them in a hat. The name drawn out of the hat wins.
Both candidates say they will wait for results before continuing their campaigns.