Post election issues slow unofficial tallies in Williamson County

0

Updated Nov. 8 at 10:09 a.m.

Williamson County released updated tallies last night in a PDF posted on its website. These updated numbers include approximately 2,300 ballots by mail, according to the county.

Provisional ballots and results from one voting machine during one day of early voting have not yet been counted.

Updated Nov. 7 at 5:22 p.m.

The county expects to have the ballots-by-mail tonight, Nov. 7, according to the county. Additional voting machine results from one day of early voting may not be available until Friday, Nov. 9.

Original story posted Nov. 7 at 7:47 a.m.

A voting machine issue and approximately 2,300 mail-in ballots not being counted kept Williamson County election results from being counted Tuesday night.

In an email at 12:54 Wednesday morning to Community Impact Newspaper, public affairs manager Connie Odom said Williamson County results included all 59 of the Election Day Voting Center reporting; however, these results did not include the mail-in ballots or those from an “iVotronic voting machine used during one day of early voting,” the email stated. “The machine has a mechanical issue, and the vendor is working with the county to extract the 114 votes that are on that machine to include in the results.”

Odom indicated the county would work through the night Wednesday to likely have unofficial tallies to share by Wednesday morning.

Late Tuesday, a glitch on the county’s website also temporarily removed most local races from its election results page. Community Impact Newspaper asked for faxed results in the interim, but the site was eventually restored.

As results are confirmed Wednesday morning, Community Impact Newspaper will update its Williamson County and any stories about election races that included multiple counties including Travis and Bell counties.

Williamson County, according to its website Wednesday morning, had 61.41 percent voter turnout with 206,429 votes cast.

Updated election news is available here.

Share this story
COMMENT

Leave A Reply

Joe Warner
Joe Warner is managing editor of the nine Austin-Central Texas editions of Community Impact Newspaper. He previously served as senior editor of the flagship Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto newspaper. He came to Central Texas from Metro Detroit, where he was editor and general manager of several daily and weekly publications. He is the former president of the Michigan Press Association and was on the MPA board of directors for nine years.
Back to top