The recount of the disputed election to determine the winner of the Columbus City Council District 1 seat will be held next week.
Incumbent Republican Dascal Bunch lost to political newcomer and Democrat Jerone Wood by a single vote, 260-259, in the Nov. 5th election. Independent candidate Michael Kinder received 81 votes.
Bartholomew Superior Court I Judge Jim Worton issued an order Thursday setting the recount for 8:30 a.m. on Dec. 13. Members of the recount commission and observers are to appear before the court at that time. The commission will count each ballot cast in the district’s seven precincts.
By law, the recount must be completed and certified by Dec. 20th.