The Hays County Elections Office said Monday afternoon that no new votes came in for the San Marcos City Council election, meaning the election for the Place 5 council seat is all but guaranteed to go to a run-off.
The elections office said three overseas ballots arrived Monday, but none were from San Marcos voters. Monday was the last day for the elections office to count any ballots.
Thus, the vote count remains with Thomason holding a plurality lead at 960 votes out of 1,924 cast, 49.9 percent. Academic advisor Lisa Marie Coppoletta, a distant second place with 504 votes, would go against Thomason in a run-off. Small business owner Shaune Maycock finished with 460 votes.
Thomason said he almost certainly won’t ask for a recount, although he came within three votes of receiving the majority he would need to win the election outright.
“I haven’t decided, but I can’t imagine that over-turning,” Thomason said Monday night. “If it was one vote, it might.”
The San Marcos City Council will canvass the election results from Nov. 3, most likely at the Nov. 17 meeting. It is the responsibility of the council to call for a run-off election.
Given that time frame, it’s mostly likely that a run-off election would take place around Dec. 15, with early voting to begin on about Nov. 30.Email | Print