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The race for the Missoula County Commissioner democratic nomination is still undecided Wednesday, the day after the primary election, and will stay that way until Monday when election's staff counts the remaining 400 provisional ballots.

With all precincts reporting, the unofficial results released Tuesday after press time put Dennis Daneke ahead of Michele Landquist by four votes. Daneke has 6,818 votes, or 37.96 percent of the vote, to Lanquist's 6,814 votes, or 37.94 percent.

Jeff Patterson of Turah was also in the race for county commissioner, but trails with 4,191 votes.

Provisional ballots mean voters either forgot their identification when they went to vote, moved recently and registered to vote on Election Day or lost an absentee ballot and then voted at their neighborhood polling location.

The Missoula County Election's Office has until Monday to verify that these ballots are legitimate, and that no one voted twice.

For more of this story, read Thursday's Missoulian.

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