Illinois village to resolve election tie with coin flip

( - The next president of a southern Illinois community will be decided by the flip of a coin.

"Heads or tails" will break the 11-vote tie between two candidates running for the job of village president.

Candidate Tammy O’Daniell-Howell is a lifelong resident of Colp, Ill., and has been the town clerk since 2009. She decided to run for village president to honor her father, the village’s former mayor.  

O’Daniell-Howell’s competition is Southern Illinois University alum, Bryan Reikena, who describes his occupation as “geek.”

Both candidates expressed disappointment in the fact that only 29 out of 250 registered voters in the village case their ballots in this election.

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