Kevin Williams got the second most votes for two possible seats. However, he won't sit on the school board.
Being a write-in candidate is a way for those who miss the deadline to get their name on the ballot to still take part in the race. But, they still have to declare with the county clerk's office.
"They had to fill out paper work with me prior to the election," says Stone County Clerk Judy Berkstresser. She spent much of Wednesday certifying the latest election results.
Berkstresser says Williams didn't declare his candidacy with her office in time.
"The second Friday prior to the election," says Beckstresser. "There were write-in candidates, but they weren't officially declared here in my office, so because there were other candidates that had filed that, the write-in candidates weren't counted."
"We did have three candidates that were on the ballot," says Interim Crane Superintendent Tyler Laney. He says the school children are the ones who win when the community cares.
"I welcome anybody who wants to participate in the process of education children," says Laney. "I have no doubt the current board with new members will continue to function to do the things in the best interest of the children of the Crane community."
KOLR/KOZL spoke to Kevin Williams by phone. He said that it was his failure to register, because he was asked at the last minute to run for the office and didn't know the criteria.
Williams says he plans to run next time. However, he says he feels that his being on the board is the will of the people and the other candidate, who he beat in number of votes, should consider stepping down.