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ABSENTEE BALLOTS COULD ALTER ST. GEORGE RESULTS

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Absentee ballots could change the outcome of the St. George primary election.

In Tuesday's primary, the top six candidates, who qualify for a spot on November's general election ballot, were Larry Gardner with 3,278 votes; James Eardley, 2,694; Robert Whatcott, 2,616; Mona Givens, 2,344; Gil Almquist, 1,858; and Allison Bowcutt, 1,803.Losing candidates were Cheer Owens, with 1,800 votes, and Bob Ward, 327.

However, City Recorder Barbara Hunt said four absentee ballots have not yet been counted, and more may still come in. Monday is the deadline for counting absentee ballots. Because Monday is a federal holiday, Hunt was not sure when the votes will be counted.

In the event that all four of the absentee votes go to Owens, she will replace Bowcutt in the November runoff election, said Hunt.