Still awaiting a second batch of updates from Gallatin County. All we have seen so far are the totals from the absentee ballots.
It's almost 11 p.m. and we still only have one round of results in Gallatin County.
Technical malfunction at the Gallatin County Courthouse. M100 ballot scanner card reader is not working. Staff is on the phone trying to troubleshoot.
New Gallatin County numbers coming in...
New results show Don Seifert's lead in the #Gallatin County Commission race has widened.
Republican Don Seifert - 16,231 (53 percent)
Democrat Jennifer Madgic - 14,043 (46 percent)
Unofficial final results are about an hour away, estimates Troy Carter.
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Seifert didn't want to declare victory just yet, but he told me he liked the numbers he saw. "If it holds true, it's my intention to represent all the people of Gallatin County, not just the ones that voted for me."
Jennifer Madgic did not return multiple calls seeking comment.
Seifert said his campaign was a positive one and complimented his opponent. "The people of Gallatin County were fortunate in that they had two good candidates to choose from," Seifert said.
Current vote counts indicate the Rouse Justice Center is headed for a defeat.
Based on the currently available vote count, the $23.8 million Justice Center construction bond is behind by 8.3 percentage points, 5,194 to 6,139 votes. The $445,000-a-year 5-mil levy to fund the center's operation and upkeep is down by a 2.9 point margin, 5,557 votes to 5,891.
Gallatin County Clerk & Recorder Charlotte Mills explained that the special computer in her office linked to the state's elections database had not been configured to allow her to upload poll results from memory cards used in the county's M100 ballot scanners. The county waited nearly two hours before a member of the county's IT staff was called to the courthouse and Mills' user account was given permission to upload from those memory cards.