Cities of Hawkeye, Salem will pick new mayor out of hat
HAWKEYE (AP) -
A small northeast Iowa city is possibly selecting its next mayor by drawing from a hat.
The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports (http://bit.ly/1bfuhNH ) the two candidates for the mayor of Hawkeye each received 63 votes in Tuesday's race. An Iowa code says the winner of a tie in a municipal election is drawn by a county official.
Fayette County Auditor Lori Moellers says a county supervisor will draw either the name of incumbent mayor Brent Ungerer or councilman Don Kelly from a hat or other receptacle.
Either candidate can request a recount.
Hawkeye, with a population of about 460 residents, isn't the only place with a tie vote.
The southeast Iowa city of Salem had 46 votes each for its mayoral candidates. They'll select a winner the same way.
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