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Recounts requested in three Manchester elections

New Hampshire Union Leader

November 13. 2017 9:51PM

MANCHESTER — City Clerk Matt Normand reports candidates in three contested races for office in last week’s municipal general election have requested recounts.

The deadline to request a recount came and went at 5 p.m. Monday. According to Normand, recounts will be held in the following races — Ward 3 alderman, Ward 6 alderman, and Ward 2 school board member.

In Ward 3, incumbent board chair Pat Long lost his bid for reelection to the alderman seat by 7 votes to Tim Baines, 530 to 523. In Ward 6, Peter Macone lost the Ward 6 aldermanic race to incumbent Elizabeth Moreau by 25 votes, 1,153 to 1,128. Both Long and Macone requested recounts last week.

Incumbent Ward 2 school board member Debra Gagnon Langton lost her reelection bid to David Scannell by 20 votes, 1,070 to 1,050. She requested a recount on Monday, prior to the 5 p.m. deadline.

The ballots cast for these offices will be recounted on Friday, Nov. 17 at the Manchester Health Department, located in the rear entrance of the Rines Center at 1528 Elm St., beginning at 9 a.m. Wards 3 and 6 will be counted simultaneously, followed by Ward 2.

According to Normand, only observers chosen by the candidates and their legal counsel will be permitted within the designated recount area until all recounts have been completed.

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