Auditor Wants Recount of Dunkerton School Board Vote

Tools

By Larry Burkum

DUNKERTON, Iowa - The Black Hawk County Auditor's office wants to recount votes cast in Tuesday's Dunkerton school board election.

The auditor's office said the director district 5 race had no candidates and was to be determined by write-in votes. The list of write-ins the precinct provided shows Elizabeth Downs winning with a slim margin over Jessica Huntley. But the auditor's office said in a news release some of the tallies are "open to interpretation."

Election Manager Kyle Jensson said Elizabeth Downs appears to have 54 votes, but other votes recorded for “Lizzy” Downs and “Liz” Downs are recorded separately. Jensson saidby law these votes should be awarded to Elizabeth Downs unless there is reason to believe they were meant for someone else. Jensson said Jessica Huntley appears to have 52 or 53 votes.

“The apparent winner may not change through this recount, but we felt that electing someone to a four-year term was important enough that we should assure the voters that the ballots were counted correctly,” Jensson said.

The Auditor’s Office said it will request authorization for the recount at the Board of Supervisors canvass of the election Friday. To comply with the deadline set by Iowa law, a special meeting of the Board is being set for Monday, at 9:00 a.m

Conversation Guidelines

Be Kind

Don't use abusive, offensive, threatening, racist, vulgar or sexually-oriented language.
Don't attack someone personally. Keep it civil and be responsible.

Share Knowledge

Be truthful. Share what you know and what you are passionate about.
What more do you want to learn? Keep it simple.

Stay focused

Promote lively and healthy debate. Stay on topic. Ask questions and give feedback on the story's topic.

Report Trouble

Help us maintain a quality comment section by reporting comments that are offensive. If you see a comment that is offensive, or you feel violates our guidelines, simply click on the "x" to the far right of the comment to report it.


read the full guidelines here »

Commenting will be disabled on stories dealing with the following subject matter: Crime, sexual abuse, property fires, automobile accidents, Amber Alerts, Operation Quickfinds and suicides.

facebook twitter rss mobile google plus
email alerts you tube hooplanow pinterest instagram

What's On KCRG