A single vote

By: Emi FitzGerald Email
By: Emi FitzGerald Email

DENISON -- A multi-million dollar bond package passed by one vote over the weekend. Now the community and the college are asking if that's just too close to call. Grayson College officials say it all came down to one paper ballot. Now they're questioning whether there should be a recount.

Grayson County College officials say they can't legally call for a recount, but if someone else were to ask for one, they would have to foot the bill.

College officials say they received six paper ballots, one of which was the deciding vote. The ballot in question was not sealed in an envelope so the Secretary of State determined that vote was thrown out.

Despite the invalid vote, the bond passed.

Some voters have complained about driving a long way to find a polling place.

College officials say they planned each place with population and voter turnout.

Shelle Cassell of Grayson County College said, "The college is very concerned that it was by one vote and that we feel very comfortable that we did everything correctly and we did kind of play with the idea of doing a recount ourselves and learned that we can't."

The board of trustees is scheduled to canvas the vote Wednesday morning, finalizing the election results.

College officials say the bond should take thirty days to process before starting design plans.


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