The Nov. 20 canvas changed the outcome of the Morgan County School Board Precinct 1 race between incumbent Jody V. Hipwell and Lydia Nuttall by just one vote. On election night, Hipwell was the winner by 23 votes. After all the provisional ballots and absentee ballots were counted, Hipwell won by 24 votes.
The 418 to 395 vote turned into a 431 to 407 vote after the canvas. The two-week wait between the general election and the canvas garnered 25 more votes in the close race.
The two candidates, who are backyard neighbors, are just glad the race is over.