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Electronic recount Monday Nov 26 in Howard-Sigee race

BEAUMONT - by Scott Lawrence - A committee will recount the votes Monday, November 26 in the Jefferson County Tax Assessor-Collector's race.


Initially county leaders said the recount would take place Wednesday but two MIS employees that handle the electronic voting machines are on vacation this week, according to County Judge Jeff Branick.


Thomas Sigee filed a petition Friday asking for a recount.


Sigee said he and his wife contributed a majority of the $11,000 deposit for the recount. Donors gave him the rest.


16 votes separated Sigee from incumbent Shane Howard.


Judge Branick said he appointed 11 people to oversee the electronic recount, including County Clerk Carolyn Guidry. The candidates and party chairmen can also attend.


According to Branick, Sigee turned in the deposit to the County Treasurer on Friday. He'll get back whatever's left once the cost of the recount, including salaries for the workers, is deducted.


Branick told us it's his understanding the recount should take 4-6 hours.


Branick told KFDM News that on Friday Sigee asked for an electronic recount but Sunday night sent an email asking for a hand recount.


Branick said he checked with the Texas Secretary of State's office and was told Sigee was too late in asking for the hand recount.

Electronic recount Monday Nov 26 in Howard-Sigee race

Thursday, December 6 2012, 10:32 AM CST
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