Thursday, November 7, 2013

Albion Will Select New Mayor by Coin Toss

Posted By on Thu, Nov 7, 2013 at 12:00 PM

What's the most you've ever won in a coin toss?

The small, southern Idaho town of Albion will win its new mayor with the flip of a coin, the Twin Falls Times-News reports

The Nov. 5 gubernatorial election in Albion resulted in a tie, and Idaho's Municipal Elections Law states that in the event of two candidates receiving an equal number of votes, the winner of that election is to be determined Wild West-style—by coin toss. 

City Clerk Mary Yeaman has been commissioned to flip the coin.

"We've never had a tie since I've been clerk," said Yeaman, who has been clerk in Albion for 12 years. 

The toss is set to take place before the City Council, but no date has yet been set for that to occur.

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