The Copperas Cove ISD Board of Trustees will vote Thursday on accepting the results of a vote canvass for the Nov. 5 election for three positions on the school board.

Place 3 Trustee Mike Wilburn and Place 4 Trustee and current board president Joan Manning ran unopposed. However, the Place 5 election between Harry L. Byrd and Jeff Gorres was extremely close. Unofficial final election returns showed Gorres ahead by just three votes out of 2,186 ballots cast.

Texas election law does not provide for an automatic recount unless a race ends in a tie. A candidate may file for a recount up to two days after the vote canvass, though they are required to pay a deposit based on how many precincts they wish to have recounted.

The special meeting will take place at 6 p.m. in the Administration Board Room at 408 S. Main St. in Copperas Cove.

254-501-7568 | dperdue@kdhnews.com

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