Exit poll results as of 5:30 p.m.

November 6, 2012

Voters at Hamlin Township hall reported waiting in line about 20 minutes but that everything was going smooth.

Warning: This article contains information from a Facebook exit poll Mason County Press has been conducting throughout the day. If you do not want to be influenced by this information, please do not read any further.

As of 5:30 p.m., 65 people have responded to a Facebook exit poll about how they voted in the Mason County sheriff race. By no means is this poll scientific. However, the rules of statistics state that there should be at least 30 respondents in order for a poll to be statistically sound. Other factors play in, of course, such as the demographic of those responding or access to the Internet.

With that said, Republican candidate Kim Cole is currently leading write-in candidate Jeff Fiers by a margin of 81 percent. Out of 65 people, 53 state they voted for Cole.

In the race for Mason County Probate Judge, 66 people responded as of 5:30 p.m. Of those, 35 – or 53 percent – said they voted for Nick Krieger while 31 – or 47 percent – said they voted for Jeff Nellis.

Mason County Clerk Jim Riffle said after the polls close at 8 p.m., workers will then need to check for any write-in votes. Once those are checked, the ballots will be sealed and transported to the Mason County Courthouse. Riffle expects the first ballots to arrive around 10 p.m. He doesn’t anticipate the final results to be tallied until at 2 or 3 a.m.

As each precinct gets counted, Mason County Press will be sending out live social media posts throughout the evening. Follow us at www.facebook.com/masoncountypress or www.twitter.com/masoncopress.

We will also be posting more in depth details here, at www.MasonCountyPress.com.

Our news partner, WMOM radio, will be broadcasting local, state and national results at 102.7 FM and wmom.fm/live. WMOM will also present results from neighboring counties.



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