UPDATE: Clerk Announces Discovery Recount in Sheriff’s Election

UPDATE: Clerk Announces Discovery Recount in Sheriff’s Election

November 27 – Macon County Clerk Steve Bean announced Monday that the discovery recount in the contest for Macon County Sheriff will begin at 8 a.m. Friday.

In an email Tuesday morning, Bean noted that Hickory Point 9 had been accidentally omitted from the list of precincts requested for review by Root. The Macon County Clerk also said that after consulting with the Macon County State’s Attorney’s office, that while he hopes to complete the recount Friday, he will remain in the position until Josh Tanner officially takes the post as County Clerk Monday, December 3rd. Bean also says that if the recount is not complete Friday, he will work with both interested parties, the Clerk’s Staff and Election Judges on how to conclude the process and when.

Republican candidate Jim Root requested the recount Sunday after last week’s final tally gave Democrat Tony “Chubby” Brown a one-vote victory.

According to Bean, Root requested a review in 17 precincts: Hickory Point 1; Long Creek 6; Mt. Zion 1; Mt. Zion 2; Hickory Point 2; Hickory Point 12; Long Creek 3; South Wheatland 2; South Wheatland 3; Long Creek 2; Harristown; Maroa; Hickory Point 8; Hickory Point 4; Hickory Point 9; Hickory Point 7; Oakley; and Whitmore 1.

Bean said the recount will be conducted in Room 119 of the Macon County Office Building, 141 S. Main Street.