Tonight, a new leader of the city of Kokomo will be elected, but who will it be?

At 6 p.m. today, polls closed in this year’s municipal election, and when the totals are in, either Democrat Abbie Smith or Republican Tyler Moore will be declared the next mayor of Kokomo.

Additionally, a multitude of candidates are vying for seats on the Kokomo Common Council with each seat up for election, and there’s a contested race for city clerk to be decided as well.

Be sure to refresh this page throughout the night as the Kokomo Perspective will provide live updates

7:49 p.m.

Democrats are conceding defeat in every race. Tyler Moore will be the next mayor of Kokomo. Republicans swept every single seat on the Kokomo Common Council as well as the city clerk position. 

7:35 p.m.

9,112 votes are in, and Moore has 6,162 to Smith’s 2,812.

7:30 p.m.

Other totals are as follows:


Howard 4825

Ott 2858

Miklik 276

Sanders 75

At large:

Grecu 4411

Kitts McKibben 4413

Stewart 4099

Hayes 2465

Kennedy 2119

Sedam 2195


Acord 611

Wyant 575

Rudolph 662

Cameron 456

Collins 820

Stover 519

Jones 453

Haworth 312

7:26 p.m.

Carver Community Center votes are in for a total of 7,876 of the votes. Moore secures 5,354 to Smith’s 2,395. 

7:14 p.m.

6,392 votes are in. Moore still has more than 70 percent of the 14,435 votes cast. 

7:10 p.m.

Other totals are as follows:


Howard 3242

Ott 1736

Miklik 276

Sanders 75

At large:

Grecu 2900

Kitts McKibben 2928

Stewart 2673

Hayes 1468

Kennedy 1262

Sedam 1316


Acord 485

Wyant 401

Rudolph 507

Cameron 283

Collins 559 

Stover 274

Jones 235

Haworth 169

7:05 p.m. 

One-third of votes are in, and Moore maintains 70 percent of the votes with 3,565 to Smith’s 1445.

7:00 p.m. 

More precincts are in, and Moore holds 70 percent of the votes for the first 3,096 ballots that are in with 2,115 votes to Smith’s 848.

6:51 p.m.

Results from four of the precincts are in. Totals show Moore with 1592 votes to Smith’s 626.

“I like the way this looks. Oh, yeah, I like the way this looks,” said Jamie Bolser, Republican Party chairperson. 

The races this year include:


Abbie Smith, D

Tyler Moore, R

Michael Virgin, L (verbally withdrew, though his name remained on the ballot)

Common Council at-Large

Tony Stewart, R

Kara Kitts-McKibben, R

Matthew Grecu, R

Robert Hayes, D

John Michael Kennedy, D

Matthew Sedam, D

District 1

Michael Wyant, D

Jason Acord, R

District 2

Lynn Rudolph, R

Robert Cameron, D

District 3

Cathy Cox-Stover, D

Ray Collins, R

District 4

Greg Jones, R

Donnie Haworth, D

Danial Purvis, L

District 5

Cynthia Sanders, R (uncontested)

District 6

Thomas Miklik, R (uncontested)

City Clerk

Brenda Brunnemer-Ott, D

Diane Howard, R