Tuesday, November 13, 2012
A computer glitch has delayed the recount of the votes for School Board District 6.
When the election results were certified on Friday, Richard Kerr led Peggy Wheeler-Cribb by just 21 votes, 1,723 to 1,702.
The closeness of the vote automatically triggered a recount, which was supposed to take place on Monday morning.
However, officials had trouble with the computer systems they use to recount the votes, and because it was a holiday, they couldn't reach the company to get help, said Donna Mahn, the county's director of voter registration and elections.
The recount will now take place on Wednesday at 10 a.m.
Whatever the outcome, the losing candidate will probably file a protest which could force a new election. Some voters in one of the district's precincts were given a ballot with the wrong school district race on it.