WDAY.com

WDAZ: Your Home Team

Published April 12, 2011, 05:11 PM

Walsh County Residents Vote for Sheriff in Special Election

People lined up at the Walsh County Courthouse Tuesday to cast their vote in the special election for sheriff. The election was necessitated when Walsh County citizens submitted a recall petition against Sheriff Lauren Wild.

UPDATE

Current sheriff Lauren Wild has won the Walsh County special election for that post.

Wild had 1,758 votes. Ron Nord had 1,257. Bob Thomas had 484.


People lined up at the Walsh County Courthouse Tuesday to cast their vote in the special election for sheriff.

The election was necessitated when Walsh County citizens submitted a recall petition against Sheriff Lauren Wild.

The petition drive came together after Wild fired former deputy Ron Nord the day after the general election last November. Nord challenged Wild in the general election.

There are three candidates on the ballot: Wild, Nord and former chief deputy Rob Thomas.

There were 3,000 mail-in votes.

"I haven't worked the last couple campaigns, but compared to the general election, I think the numbers are going to be fairly similar," voting inspected Linda Meberg said.

The polls are open until 7 p.m.

Tags: