Recount Petition Approved, Recount Saturday

Published 05/16 2014 05:34PM

Updated 05/16 2014 05:49PM

Councilman Hernandez, image from City of Lubbock
Councilman Hernandez, image from City of Lubbock
LUBBOCK, TX -- City Council candidate for District 1, Frank Gutierrez, will get the recount of votes he requested.  Gutierrez came in second behind Victor Hernandez who was seeking re-election.  However, Hernandez had barely enough votes in the May 10 election to avoid a runoff with Gutierrez.  Lana Bear Moore came in third.  On Thursday the recount petition was rejected for technical errors.  Gutierrez had until 4:00 pm Friday to fix those mistakes and resubmit his petition.

The City of Lubbock issued the following statement late Friday afternoon. 

The City Secretary’s office has approved an amended recount petition for the District 1 City Council position, and a recount will commence tomorrow morning, May 17 at 11:00 a.m.

The recount process will be done manually and be conducted in accordance with Election Codes 213 and 214.

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