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Jason Vandever Voted Charlottesville City Treasurer

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Nineteen dollars. That's approximately how much it cost per vote for Tuesday's special election for Charlottesville city treasurer.

Now that the voting is done and the ballots are counted, Jason Vandever can take the "interim" off his title.

Voter turnout in this election was pretty bleak, with about 5 percent of registered voters coming out. But even with a low turnout, Vandever won with the overwhelming majority of votes.

The special election comes after longtime Treasurer Jennifer Brown retired last October.

A judge called for the election, which will cost taxpayers about $30,000.  

The race was between Democrat Vandever and Independent John Pfaltz. The total voter turnout was around 5 percent: 1,683 out of 31,000 registered voters. Vandever had 1,280 votes while Pfaltz took 397.

Vandever says he is excited to get back to work.  

"I think being in the office for almost five years and being the acting treasurer since October, I kind of understand where we want to go as an office. We've got a great staff and I really think that we can be one of the best offices in the state," Vandever said. 

All 10 voting precincts were open Tuesday for the election.

According to the voter registrar, these results are unofficial until the Electoral Board certifies them Wednesday morning.

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