Mail-in ballots tallied Friday by the Riley County Clerk’s Office helped tighten the USD 383 school board race, but not enough to change the outcome.
Karla Hagemeister remains with the most votes received at 4,578, gaining 35 additional mail in votes. Jayme Morris-Hardeman picked up 36 votes while Christine Weixelman picked up 20. She finished with 4,376, while Morris Hardeman finished with 4,375. Teresa Parks remained 141 votes behind Morris-Hardeman in fourth place. The results include all advance and mail ballots from both Riley and Pottawatomie counties.
In the city race, top earner Usha Reddi, picked up 33 more votes, Wynn Butler picked up 12 and John Matta picked up 15 additional votes.
The election canvass will take place on Nov. 15.