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Too Close to Call: 23 provisional ballots may determine Pleasant Grove board race

by Karl Richter | November 2, 2021 at 10:00 p.m.

NEW BOSTON, Texas -- Provisional ballots may determine the results of the race for Place 6 on the Pleasant Grove ISD Board of Trustees.

Fifteen votes separated the candidates in complete, unofficial results, with Kathleen Young leading Amy Lawrence 888 votes to 873. Twenty-three provisional ballots were cast in the race.

Provisional ballots are cast when problems are detected in the voting process, such as names not matching voter registration records.

Bowie County election officials will examine the provisional ballots and decide whether to recommend their acceptance to a Provisional Ballot Board, who will make the final decision whether to accept them on Nov. 9.

County Elections Administrator Pat McCoy said typically about half of provisional ballots are accepted.

Waiting for results at the Bowie County Courthouse, Lawrence declined to comment.

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