The recount board for the October 6, 2009 City of Davenport Third Ward Primary Election met on October 12, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. in the Board Room of the Scott County Administrative Center.

Candidate Michael Elliott appointed Michael Angelos as his representative on the recount board.  Candidate Paul Vasquez appointed Sharon Vasquez as his representative on the recount board.  The representatives appointed Keith Meyer to be the third member of the board.

The board received the ballots cast in the election from each precinct individually, beginning with the absentee precinct, and continuing with precinct 3-1 through 3-4, respectively.  The following process was used to recount the votes in each precinct.

Each board member reviewed each ballot and agreed on the candidate for which the ballot was cast.  As the board reviewed each ballot the ballots were separated by candidates.  After all ballots had been reviewed for a particular precinct each board member hand counted the results.  Each board member then publically stated the vote total for each candidate.

The board requested that the ballots to be tallied through each precinct’s respective voting machine.  Election Supervisor Richard Bauer cleared the previous results from the machine memory and ran a zero tape on each voting machine which had been used in the election to tabulate the results.  Auditor Moritz took the ballots for each precinct being recounted and ran them through each respective voting machine, after which Supervisor Bauer ran a results tape and sealed the ballots.

In each precinct the results were identical to the Election Canvass held on October 8th.

The board adjourned at 11:40 a.m.