Following a roller-coaster race this spring, Rayce “Coach” Guess has won his seat on the Denison City Council following a runoff election on Saturday. While Saturday’s preliminary results saw Guess in the lead, election officials said there were still enough ballots out that the results could have changed.
In Saturday’s runoff election, Guess had 481 votes to Charles Shearer’s 457 votes. However, under Texas election code, mail-in ballots received the day after an election must be counted toward the final result.
“We have received our mail today and have 10 ballots to process,” Grayson County Election Official Deana Patterson said in an email. “They will be processed tomorrow afternoon and final results will be released at that time. These ballots will not change the final outcome of the City of Denison Runoff election as reported on Saturday.”