Results of the Lonoke City Council races and Lonoke Township Constables races were released Thursday night.
The results were delayed because approximately 500 early votes cast within the city limits of Lonoke were hand counted. The constable’s race was left off the electronic ballot for early voting, forcing voters to use paper ballots. The electronic ballot was fixed for Tuesdays’ General Election.
For Lonoke Alderman Ward 1, incumbent Democrat Janie Derning defeated Republican challenger John D. Robinson 121-107. Robinson was leading 72-35 when unofficial results were announced at 10 p.m. Tuesday, prior to the early votes being hand counted.
For Lonoke Alderman Ward 3, incumbent Democrat Pat Howell defeated Republican challenger Stacey Pennington Moore 91-63. Moore was leading 53-16 Tuesday night.
In the constable’s race, incumbent Democrat George C. Bailey defeated Republican challenger Adam Ingle 1,108-482. Bailey was leading Ingle 217-111 on Tuesday.
Voters in Lonoke also passed repealing the burn ban within city limits 721-648.