SANGERVILLE, Maine — Residents thought they had elected two selectmen Saturday at the annual town meeting, but that’s not the case.
Selectmen have called a special board meeting at 1 p.m. today to set a town meeting date at which residents will vote for a selectman for a one-year position.
Moderator Paul Davis had declared Tom Carone the winner of the seat on the Board of Selectmen, but Carone did not receive the majority of the total votes cast. Carone received 65 votes, Charles Cleaves received 43 votes, and Brent Randall received 27 votes. For Carone to have won the seat, he would have had to receive 68 votes.
Maine law stipulates that in towns with a population of 4,000 or fewer people a winning candidate must receive a majority of the total votes cast.