The final count...961 votes for Adam Hertz, 956 for Pam Walzer. After a recount that lasted well over 3 hours, administered by all three Missoula County Commissioners, the City-County Elections Supervisor Vicki Zeier, and Missoula County Attorney Fred Van Valkenburg, Adam Hertz was officially declared the winner in the race for Ward 2.

Patty Lovaas, the CPA who brought legal action against the county for the school election in May, was Hertz' official observer for the recount.