Supervisor of Elections: Recount for South Daytona Mayor's Race

By Henry Frederick
Headline Surfer
 
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- A recount washas been ordered in the South Daytona Mayor’s race, beginning at 9 am on Friday.

The recount will take place at the Department of Elections, Historic Courthouse, 125 W. New York Avenue in Deland.

The preliminary results indicate that of the 2,599 total votes cast; William "Bill" Hall received 1,302 votes or 50.10 percent and George F. Locke III received 1,297 votes or 49.90 percent.

"If the machine recount indicates that a manual recount is required, the manual recount will begin immediately following the machine recount," Supervisor of Elections Lisa Lewis told Headline Surfer adding the Canvassing Board orderted the recount Tuesday night when the votes were tallied showing Hall with a slight lead.

 

 

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com since 2008. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed close to a hundred award-winning byline stories nearly evenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in West Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.