Koos Takes Mayor Of Normal Race By 11 Votes | WGLT

Koos Takes Mayor Of Normal Race By 11 Votes

Apr 18, 2017

Mayor Chris Koos, the evening of April 4, watching election returns.
Credit Cristian Jaramillo / WGLT

The final canvassing of ballots has taken place and incumbent Chris Koos has been re-elected as Mayor of Normal. Koos' margin increased by four votes as he won by an 11 vote final margin. Nearly three dozen mail-in and provisional ballots were counted Tuesday morning.

Koos edged challenger Marc Tiritilli 3,125 to 3114 votes.

According to the McLean County Clerk's Director of Elections Denise Cesario, there were 28 mail in ballots and six provisional ballots counted Tuesday. She said an additional 11 mail-in ballots were sent out and not returned. There were 96 under-votes for mayor, meaning people had voted for other races but left the mayor's race blank.

When the initial ballot count was completed election night, Tiritilli trailed by 7 votes and said he would seek a recount.

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Editor's note: This story was updated on April 18 to clarify vote margins.