WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) -- A West Michigan school board election was decided Friday by the luck of the draw.
On election night, Robert Baker Jr. and Josephine Coleman tied for the third open six-year seat on the Godfrey-Lee School Board. Each garnered 296 votes.
Coleman had offered to concede, but county leaders said state law doesn't allow someone who legally won an election to concede.
As a result, after the state Board of Canvassers confirmed Baker and Coleman had tied, the race had to be decided by a simple drawing.
So, on Friday, the Kent County Clerk held up a box containing two pieces of paper, one of which said, "Elected," while the other said, "Not Elected." The clerk's office tells WZZM 13 that each candidate drew a slip, and Baker, an incumbent, came away with the winning one.