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York County voters went to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 7, but for many of the races on the ballots, their votes were a mere formality.

Just two countywide races were contested — York County recorder of deeds and three seats on the Court of Common Pleas — and a technical oversight in the county’s voting machines delayed official results in the race for county judge.

Laura Shue won a four-year term as York County’s next recorder of deeds, replacing Randi Reisinger, who is retiring.

With 154 of 159 precincts reporting, Shue earned 35,958 votes, or 66.9 percent, to Maribel Burgos' 17,769 votes, or 33.1 percent. 

Shue, a longtime local abstractor and vice president and partner at ABCO, emerged from a crowded field in the Republican primary, defeating four other candidates to earn her spot on Tuesday’s ballot.

Chief deputy prosecutor Dave Sunday is York County’s district attorney-elect, running unopposed after winning both the Republican and Democratic primaries in May. Sunday will succeed District Attorney Tom Kearney, who has held the office since January 2010.

Coroner Pam Gay secured another term in office after the votes were tallied Tuesday, Nov. 7. Gay also secured both parties’ nominations in May and ran unopposed in the 2017 municipal election.

After winning the Republican nomination in May, Greg Bower claimed victory in the uncontested race for York County controller. Bower will replace Robert Green, who did not run for re-election as controller.

Nikki Suchanic, York County's director of elections, said voter turnout seemed "on the lighter side" throughout Tuesday's election, though turnout is likely to be higher in municipalities that had contested and higher-profile races.

Unofficial election results show nearly 56,000 people voted in the 2017 municipal election, which represents an 18.75 percent turnout. 

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