Three newcomers elected to Volente City Council

(Community Impact Newspaper)
(Community Impact Newspaper)

(Community Impact Newspaper)

Three newcomers were elected to Volente City Council on Nov. 7.

Voters were asked to cast ballots for three of five candidates, with the top three vote-getters earning council seats. Dr. Ed Racht received the most votes (178), followed by Isabelle Evans (135) and Claudia Wilson (124).

Ken Beck (88) and incumbent Sean Ryan (61) rounded out the ballot.

There were two glitches to the voting process at the Volente Fire Station polling place, according to a press release from the Travis County Clerk’s Office.

At 7:13 a.m., poll workers contacted the Travis County’s election headquarters and said they were not able to print ballot cards. Over the phone, an election official walked the Volente poll worker through the process of resetting the printer, correcting the problem.

Then, at 8:55 a.m., a voter called election headquarters to report that had received the wrong style of ballot. The call center dispatched a technician to the polling place. The technician arrived at 9:28 a.m. and resolved the issue by 10:05 a.m.

The delay inconvenienced only a handful of voters, who waited for the glitch to be corrected, according to the press release.