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Geneva City Council race in Ward 6 remains tied: How will a winner be determined?

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The race for Geneva’s Ward 6 City Council seat remains at a standstill, with no clear winner emerging between Republican candidate Kyle Brimm and Democrat Scott Bowes.


The two were tied after Election Day, and no additional ballots were available to be counted in the ward after absentee and affidavit ballots on Tuesday at the Ontario County Board of Elections.

The deadlock in Ward 6 has led to a dispute among the city’s political parties over the method to be used for determining the winner.


The Democratic party advocates for the decision to be made by a coin flip, while the Republican party suggests that the winner should be appointed by a City Council majority. With the Republicans holding the majority of seats on the Council, this method could potentially lead to the selection of Brimm.

Apart from the impasse in Ward 6, the election results for other city races in Geneva have been confirmed. No candidates who had leads after Election Day lost those.