Pottsboro voters supported street repairs in Saturday’s election and elected new city council members. The results for Saturday’s elections are not official as the final mail in ballots have yet to be counted.
Grayson County Elections Administrator Deanna Patterson said those will be counted on Monday.
“HB 1151 recently amended Election Code 86.007 to provide that ballots by mail received the day after Election Day must be counted and included in the final tabulation,” Patterson said via email. “This bill applies to all elections in Texas. The only mail ballots that are not included in the results at this point are mail ballots that will be received on Monday. The number of outstanding mail ballots that we have at this time could change results in Denison, Pottsboro ISD, Tom Bean and Whitesboro.”
The voters supported the reauthorization of a local sales and use tax at the rate of one-fourth of one percent to continue providing revenue for maintenance and repair of the city streets.
The votes counted so far went 198 for and 70 against the continuation of the tax.
In addition voters picked three candidates to represent them on the city council.
Candidates Landon Goins received 118 votes, Gary Watkins received 151 and Summer Holbrook received 113.