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And the CS council winner is ... you'll have to wait

And the CS council winner is ... you'll have to wait

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College Station residents will have to wait one more day to find out who will fill its only empty council seat.

City officials said Brazos County is postponing its original plans to count provisional and mail ballots on Monday, but instead will call the election committees together Tuesday.

The committees will verify signatures and qualified ballots before counting the votes at 1 p.m. One-hundred provisional ballots were filed in the county and up to 700 federal postcard votes ?military members serving elsewhere ? also will be counted.

Officials said it could take a few hours to get everything totaled and name a winner for the Place 5 seat on the City Council.

The seat became vacant when Larry Stewart died earlier this year.

Jana McMillan held a 78-vote lead over her opponent John Nichols after Election Day ballots were finalized.

Provisional ballots may be used when a person wanting to vote does not appear on the list of registered voters at the polling place, fails to bring identification to the polling place or registers to vote by mail but turns up at a polling place.

Eagle reporter Cassie Smith has calls out to learn the reason behind the delay.

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