UPDATE: Owen wins tiebreaker for Henry City Council seat

April 19, 2022

Mike Tanner

HENRY, S.D.–A deck of cards was used to determine who won a seat on the Henry City Council today.

Hanna Owen and Charles Heustess each received 34 votes in last Tuesday’s election.

The vote totals were then canvassed and made official, setting the stage for today’s drawing of lots to determine the winner.

Henry Finance Officer Shelly Fuller says the two candidates gathered at the Henry Community Center this morning for a drawing of lots, in this case, high card wins.

Owen drew the high card with a 7. Heustess drew a 5.

That means Owen wins a two-year term on the council.