Arkansas city council candidates rolled the dice with their election Thursday – literally.
The Hoxie City Council runoff election between incumbent Alderwoman Becky Linebaugh and challenger Cliff Farmer ultimately resulted in a tie with 223 votes each. So, to determine the winner, both candidates rolled dice at the Lawrence County courthouse.
Farmer rolled a four, but Linebaugh rolled a six, meaning she could hang onto her seat.
Farmer’s loss was made worse by the fact that he didn’t even vote for himself in the election. Farmer, a first-time candidate, reportedly vacationed in Florida with his wife ahead of the election and didn’t make it back to Hoxie before the polls closed – thus preventing him from casting a ballot and leaving the race in a tie.
Farmer’s wife had voted early.
Hoxie is about 115 miles northeast of Little Rock.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.