Mayo requests recount in Calcasieu police jury race decided by 31 votes

Mayo requests recount in Calcasieu police jury race decided by 31 votes
Police juror Shelly Mayo has requested a recount of Saturday's election, in which she was unseated by 31 votes by Eddie Earl Lewis Jr. (Source: KPLC)

LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - Calcasieu Police Juror Shelly Mayo has requested a recount of Saturday’s election.

Mayo, the current police jury president, was defeated by 31 votes by Eddie Earl Lewis Jr.

Lewis garnered 1,339 votes for the District 3 seat, while Mayo had 1,308 votes.

Calcasieu Clerk of Court Lynn Jones confirms that Mayo made an official request for a recount. The recount will take place at 10 a.m. Thursday.

“With anything that involves numbers, there’s always a curiosity," Mayo said. "Being that the votes were so close in the race for the District 3 Police Jury seat, I think a recount will serve as a clear and concise reference for Saturday’s election results.”

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