Election administrators in Collin and Denton counties will conduct a recount of the Frisco ISD Place 2 board election that ended May 7.

A general election was held that day for several races, including places 1, 2 and 3 on the FISD board of trustees. Following the election, incumbent Board Member Natalie Hebert filed a formal petition requesting a recount of the results in Place 2, the seat she has held since 2019.

Unofficial election night results from Collin and Denton counties show Hebert received 5,936 votes, or 39.52%, while Marvin Lowe received 5,989 votes, or 39.87%. Kelly Karthik received 3,095 votes, or 20.61%. The difference between Hebert and Lowe was 53 votes, or 0.35% of the total votes cast in the election.

Frisco ISD does not have runoff elections, so Lowe was declared the winner. Hebert then requested a recount at her own expense. Her petition stated the recount is necessary on the grounds that the difference between the number of votes received by Hebert and Lowe is less than 10% of the number of votes received by Lowe.

After reviewing the petition, FISD announced May 14 that a recount will be held. Collin County Deputy Elections Administrator Micki Meinecke and Denton County Deputy Elections Administrator Brandy Grimes have been appointed to serve as co-chairs of the recount committee, the district stated. Registered FISD voters who have prior experience as paid election workers make up the remainder of the recount committee and will conduct the recount on Saturday, May 21.

FISD is scheduled to canvass election results on May 18. The canvass will note the pending recount, and a second canvass will occur May 23 if the recount changes the number of votes for any candidate in the race, per the district.

More information about recount procedures FISD is following can be found at the Texas Secretary of State’s website.