Recall Election Successful in Removing Jonathon Berghorst from Office of Broken Bow Mayor

BROKEN BOW–The unofficial results are in as of Tuesday, January 14 and the recall election to remove Broken Bow Mayor Jonathon Berghorst from office was successful.

The ballot asked the question, “Shall Jonathon Berghorst be removed from the office of Mayor of the City of Broken Bow?”

619 voters marked YES
400 voters marked NO

A total of 1,023 ballots were counted at the Custer County Courthouse on Tuesday evening with four ballots not eligible due to over or under voting.

Custer County Clerk Connstance Gracey told KCNI/KBBN that out of a possible 2,070 eligible voters within the city limits of Broken Bow, approximately 50% of citizens let their voice be heard.

A canvassing board will review the ballots and it was estimated that the official numbers should be counted by Wednesday.

John Walters filed the recall petition in August and told KCNI/KBBN on Tuesday night that he is “glad it’s over and hopes to move forward.”