Todd Heitschmidt and Jerry Dieter were the top two vote-getters in preliminary results for the Marion City Council election Tuesday.
Specific vote totals were:
- Jerry Dieter 140
- Todd Heitschmidt 175
- Steve Smith 119
- Dick Varenhorst 106
- Lee Vogel 44
If those results are certified by Marion County Commission on Monday, Heitschmidt and Dieter will take two of the seats on Marion City Council for four years. There are seven provisional ballots that the commission will have to check. In 2010, provisional ballots counted by the commission helped Jerry Kline pass Varenhorst for a council position.
A total of 306 ballots were cast in the election. With 1,223 registered voters in the Marion city limits, that represents 25.0-percent voter turnout in the city.