East Grand Forks city clerk says there were no problems found with ballots from recent council vote

City Clerk Megan Nelson informed council members that no Ward 2 candidates were listed on the Ward 4 ballots.

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EAST GRAND FORKS – Council members met for a second time to declare the results from the 2022 general election after council member Tim Johnson voiced concerns Tuesday that Ward 4 ballots listed Ward 2 candidates.

City Clerk Megan Nelson has informed council members that the ballots were reviewed, and no Ward 2 candidates were listed on the Ward 4 ballots.

Council members voted 5-1 to accept and declare the results, with Johnson dissenting. Council member Marc DeMers was not present.

For the three open council seats Ben Pokrzywinski won the Ward 2 seat with 245 votes, Dale Helms won the Ward 4 seat with 187 votes and Karen Peterson won the at-large seat with 80 votes.

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Meghan Arbegast grew up in Security-Widefield, Colorado. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from North Dakota State University in Fargo, in 2021.

Arbegast wrote for The Spectrum, NDSU's student newspaper, for three years and was Head News Editor for two years. She was an intern with University Relations her last two semesters of college.

Arbegast covers news pertaining to the city of Grand Forks/East Grand Forks including city hall coverage.

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