Fairfield Town Council, position 3, Town of Fairfield
* Race percentages are calculated with data from the Secretary of State's Office, which omits write-in votes from its calculations when there are too few to affect the outcome. The Spokane County Auditor's Office may have slightly different percentages than are reflected here because its figures include any write-in votes.
Both Steven Walk and Dave Watling received 78 votes in the Nov. 5 contest to represent the town of roughly 600 residents. That means a game of chance involving numbered balls and a milk bottle will determine who assumes office next year.
Tip of a milk bottle could decide winner of tied Fairfield Town Council race as all ballots are counted
With every ballot in Spokane County counted, Dave Watling and Steven Walk are locked in a dead heat with 78 votes apiece as they seek position 3 on the Fairfield Town Council. If those results hold after the election is certified and an automatic hand recount is conducted, the winner is chosen by a game of chance.
From Fairfield to Deer Park to the city of Spokane, many candidates are still waiting for votes to be counted.
Steven Walk believes its time for change on the Fairfield Town Council.