School Board Races Headed For Do-Over

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A primary election mishap means voters in Nye
County will get another crack at a pair of school board races.

State election officials ruled on Friday that the two contests never should have been placed on the primary ballot. The officials ordered the races to be repeated during the general election.

Nye County Clerk Sam Merlino said the mistake was hers, the result of misreading state election law.

One of the races pits incumbent school board member J.E. "Doc" McNeely against Kathleen Bienenstein. The other features incumbent
Harold Tokerud and Courtland Ofelt.

McNeely and Tokerud were declared the winners in Tuesday's primary. They'll have to pull out another win in November if they want to keep their seats.
Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal,

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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