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Board sets new election dates

By Jimmy Alford | Published Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The Paradise ISD school board Monday night set dates and times for voting in the upcoming second election – to decide between Ben Sanders and Bill Mundy, who tied for Place 6 in the Nov. 5 election.

Voters in PISD can vote early 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 2-6 at the superintendent’s office. Election day voting is 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, at the same location.

Superintendent Monte Chapman said in the event of another tie, the two candidates will draw lots to determine a winner.

The board selected Wally Shackleford as the election judge and Cindy Staley, James Grisham and Janice Clark as election clerks.

The unanimous decision to hold the second election came after the board canvassed the Nov. 5 results and confirmed their accuracy.

Prior to the Monday night meeting, board president Homer Mundy met with Wise County Elections Administrator Lannie Noble to hold an official recount required by PISD policy.

All votes, aside from mailed ballots, are cast electronically. The votes were recounted by machine, and the Nov. 5 result was upheld.

Ronnie Pewitt, who emerged a clear winner in his race against incumbent Lonnie Holder, was offically sworn into Place 7 Monday night.

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