A Walton City Council candidate won her race by a coin toss on Tuesday morning-and then gave up the seat.
The last seat for the Walton City Council ended in a tie between Robert McDonald and Olivia Ballou. The two tied with 699 votes for the final council seat. A tie could have been avoided, had Robert McDonald's wife voted. She worked second shift and overslept, and did not get to vote.
The Boone County Elections Board said they'd hold a coin toss to break the tie. At 9 a.m., McDonald and Ballou met, agreed on the rules, and then McDonald called "tails."
The coin came up on "heads", meaning Ballou won. But she then said she is no longer able to take the seat because her husband has a new job and her family is moving from Walton!
That means city council will decide on who will get the seat.