Midland County Elections Commission to meet Friday

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MIDLAND COUNTY, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) – The Midland County Elections Commission will meet Friday to discuss the November election and take action on another item.

The agenda noted that the committee will, “discuss and take action on elections administrator” but does not go into detail on what that line item refers specifically to.

Following the Nov. 2019 election, the Midland County Elections Office has been dealing with confusion and frustration from residents after a back-and-forth on the Midland ISD Bond.

Initially, on election day, it was reported that the bond had passed by a narrow margin. However, this was an unofficial count and more ballots still needed to be counted.

About a week later, when all of the ballots had come in, the Elections Office posted their “cumulative” final results which, again, shows the bond had passed by 18 votes.

Within a few minutes, the result was changed again, as MISD Board Members notified the media that the bond had in fact failed.

This prompted special political action committees to call for a recount. Once that was completed the Elections Office found that the bond had passed.

In the midst of the recount, a more than 800 vote discrepancy was found and ultimately solved this week.

In quite a confusing turn of events, state lawmakers have also called for state elections officials to get involved as the process is reviewed.

The meeting will take place at 10 a.m. Friday morning at the Midland County Annex.

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