Todd Murray and Judge Richard Proctor reviewed several tally sheets, comparing the totals from the Phillips County portion of the election. 

Surrounded by voting machines and mountains of documents from the May 20 primary election, Phillips County election commissioners, election coordinators and candidates examined totals from the Phillips County race for the 1st Judicial District circuit judge’s seat.

Todd Murray and Judge Richard Proctor reviewed several tally sheets, comparing the totals from the Phillips County portion of the election. Murray called for a recount in the six counties that voted in that race. Murray reported that Monroe County had finished their recount but was unsure how the other counties’ recount was fairing.

He added that the process would take some time.
“There’s just so much information,” he said during the session.
Johnny Broome, election coordinator, explained that a recount could be conducted in several ways including a recount of absentee ballots, a rescan of PEBs (Personal Electronic Ballots) and a paper trail audit that he said would take several days to complete.
Murray decided to compare Ivotronic tape totals, summary totals and the paper audit trail making sure all tallies add up.

After a lengthy session, Murray was satisfied with the outcome and no numbers changed in Phillips County from the original count.
Broome reported that the commission still expected some outstanding military ballots to come in from overseas and felt that the commission would certify the count Friday.