Clear Creek ISD to recount District 5 race votes
Clear Creek ISD officials said the electoral recount would be a first for the district. (Courtesy of Unsplash)
Leaders at Clear Creek ISD, for the first time, will formally re-examine the votes in a school board election after receiving a request for a recount in District 5.
A general election was held on May 1 for Districts 4 and 5, as well as for the A post in general, and a board of directors on May 10. workshop was devoted in part to prospecting and reporting the election results. The recount petition applies only to District 5, which means that the results of races in District 4 and the general position are not in dispute.
Unofficial results incumbent Jay Cunningham was re-elected in District 5 by more than 550 of the 2,257 votes cast: Cunningham got 1,406 votes, or 62.4%, while opponents Christine Parizo and Keith Esthay got 841 votes, or 37, 26%, and 10 votes, or 0.44%, respectively.
There is no reason required for a recount of the results of the electronic voting system, which is the case with the CCISD race, according to the procedures listed on the office of the Texas Secretary of State. website. The process involves the chair of the governing body – in this case, board chair Laura DuPont – to act as supervisor and appoint at least four people to sit on a committee to help with the recount.
The district is working to secure the ballots and start the recount process, which CCISD General Counsel Leila Sarmecanic says is “quite expensive.” The person who requested the recount may be required to pay certain related costs; costs will be borne by the requesting party if a recount does not change the outcome of the race, in accordance with state regulations.
District officials did not specify a timeline for the recount, as this is the first case of such an event that Sarmecanic and Paul McLarty, Assistant Superintendent of Business and Support Services at CCISD, recalls.
“This is a first for us in the district,” Sarmecanic said.