VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. – UPDATE: The Volusia County Supervisor of Elections announced Friday evening that the recount had been completed and incumbent Derrick Henry was re-elected as Daytona Beach mayor.
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On election night it appeared Daytona Beach Mayor Derrick Henry was a show in serving another term as the leader of the Volusia County city but election officials revealed Thursday a recount is in order.
According to Volusia County Supervisor of Elections, the Volusia County Canvassing Board has ordered a recount.
The recount is open to the public and will happen at the county Department of Elections on Friday at 2 p.m. at 1750 South Woodland Blvd. in Deland.
For the race, 12,177 total votes cast in total. Sherrise Boyd received 2,280 votes with 18.72%, Derrick Henry received 6,101 votes with 50.10% of the vote and Ken Strickland received 3,796 votes with 31.17%.
According to Supervisor of Elections Lisa Lewis, a recount needed when the votes for two candidates is within less than a half of a percent of the other candidate that’s in the lead. In the case of the Daytona Beach mayoral race it’s less than a quarter percent so a recount is needed.
If the machine recount indicates that a manual recount is required, the manual recount will begin following the machine recount.