After winning contested races in the May 4 general election, Kathryn Pantalion-Parker, Jason Shaw, and Chris Czernek will be sworn in at the Leander City Council regular meeting on May 16 as councilmembers Place 1, 3, and 5, respectively.
Leander City Council will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, May 15 to canvass the final votes and certify election results.
Voters who are returning ballots from outside of the United States must have them postmarked at or before 7 pm on Election Day, and ballots must be received by Williamson County Elections no later than five days after the election.
The purpose of a canvass is to account for every ballot cast and to ensure that each valid vote is included in the official results. For an election official, the canvass means aggregating or confirming every valid ballot cast and counted - absentee, early voting, Election Day, provisional, challenged, and uniformed and overseas citizen. The canvass enables an election official to resolve discrepancies, correct errors, and take any remedial actions necessary to ensure completeness and accuracy before certifying the election.