Recount Requested in Iowa House District 55 Election

A recount has been requested in the Iowa House District 55 election.

House District 55 comprises parts of Clayton, Fayette and Winneshiek counties. Following the official canvass of votes by all three counties, Republican Michael Bergan leads Democrat Kayla Koether by just seven votes.

The State of Iowa has no automatic provision for a recount, but a candidate may file for one. In this case, Koether requested a recount in Clayton and Winneshiek counties.

The recounts will be conducted by a three-person board, consisting of a designee of the candidate requesting the recount, a designee of the apparent winning candidate and a person chosen jointly by those members. The board can decide whether the ballots will be recounted by hand or by voting equipment.

Recounts are open to the public. The time and location of the recount has not yet been determined.