Still Counting in Salisbury District 1 Primary Vote

Mar 1, 2013

Council Member Shanie Shields (District 1)


Democracy in Salisbury’s District 1 is still a work in progress with the outcome for second place still in doubt.

The top two finishers in the primary will go onto to compete in next month’s general election.

Cynthia Polk and April Jackson with 12 absentee ballots counted yesterday still put Polk one vote ahead at 62-to61.

Incumbent Council member Shanie Shields picked up 14 votes increasing her count to 69.

Next Wednesday the city board of elections will count the provisional ballots and a portion of the remaining absentees.

In the at-large District 2 there was not much change with challenger Jake Day standing at 836 votes to a distant second for incumbent Council Vice President Debbie Campbell who had 313.

Jack Heath was fading with 218 votes.

Official results will come March 8th.

The general election that includes a faceoff between Mayor Jim Ireton and challenger Joe Albero will take place April 2nd.