By JIM COCHRAN
MOUNDSVILLE — A possible software glitch has delayed a recount of the Marshall County school bond issue until 5 p.m. Monday.
Election officials spent nearly four hours Wednesday attempting the recount. County Clerk Jan Pest believes a software problem prevented the results from printing.
Pest said she will contact a representative of Election Systems Services, the firm that provided the machines, on the problem.
Pest also said Marshall County is the first and only county asked to conduct a recount since electronic voting was instituted in West Virginia.
The recount was requested by John Kurpil who attended the scheduled recount.
The bond issue passed by 209 votes, 5,501 to 5,292.
Pest and Janice Gordon of the county clerk’s office were in contact throughout most of the evening with Richard Lockhart, elections field representative from the West Virginia Secretary of State’s office.
“We used every scenario we could think of using both the flash cards and personal election ballots,” Pest said. “We just couldn’t get the totals counted.”
Section: News Posted: 11/30/2006