A tied mayoral election in Winton, Australia, has been decided by unusual means — picking a name out of a hat. Ed Warren, who has served as acting mayor of the Queensland shire since the retirement of former Mayor Bruce Collins eight months ago, was declared the winner after his name was pulled from the hat, The Courier-Mail reported. Warren and rival Graham “Butch” Lenton each received 423 votes. Local election law states that a tied mayoral election must be decided by drawing names out of a hat, or flipping a coin.
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