The recounted results of the Nov. 5th election were released late Friday by Comal County Clerk Joy Streater after a 2-day long recount process. The recount became necessary after it was discovered that more than 23-hundred votes had not been counted on election night after polls had closed. An improperly authorized audit of the votes the following day complicated matters, and so Comal County went to the Texas Secretary of State’s Office and asked for help in correcting the situation. They laid out a path that included petitioning a Comal County District Court Judge for a court-ordered recount, which was granted on Tuesday of this week. The recount then began Thursday morning, with County Clerk Joy Streater as the appointed Recount Supervisor.
Just before 5pm Friday the results of that recount were released, and as expected there was no change to the outcome of the elections. The numbers changed but the results did not, with the Comal ISD Bond election still failing with 54% of voters saying “No” and 46% saying “Yes.”
Originally, the vote count showed 5115 voting in favor of the bond and 5952 voting against the bond proposal. The final, recounted numbers show 7202 votes against the bond and 6134 in favor. That’s a difference of 2269 votes between those counted on election night and those counted during this week’s recount.