Eric Becking was officially declared the winner of the third seat on the Cape Girardeau County Public Health Board on April 10, 2021. Becking beat Emily Collins by only two votes. The results have been certified. On Tuesday, April 6, 2021 the Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center Board of Trustees race was determined by a single vote for Becking and the final tally on Tuesday before the race was certified was 1,593 to 1,592. The General Municipal Election had a lower voter turnout than what was originally expected. Just 8.57 percent of registered voters in Cape Girardeau County voted in the election. Officials say these local elections can come down to a low tally of votes deciding a contest and these local boards have more of an impact on the daily lives of residents, so it’s disappointing to see that such a low number of people turned out to vote.