Runoff election set for June 18 for Dayton ISD board position

Representatives of Dayton ISD met Wednesday, May 15, at the Liberty County Clerk’s Office to recount ballots from the May 4 election for board trustees.

The election left one race undecided between Chris Shumaker and Barry Pruitt undecided with each candidate receiving 283 votes.

Wednesday’s recount, which took about an hour as ballots had to be manually run through the system, did not favor either candidate, so now the school district must hold a runoff election.

Early voting will begin on June 6-7, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Dayton Community Center, 801 S. Cleveland St., Dayton. Other early voting dates are June 10-12, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and June 13-14, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., at the community center.

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