Hermon ballot recount restores incumbent’s council seat

Posted June 20, 2011, at 9:17 p.m.

HERMON, Maine — A recount Monday night of the ballots cast in last week’s Town Council election has returned the incumbent candidate to her position.

Councilor Anne Freeman was a candidate in a three-way battle against two former town councilors for two openings on the board.

The initial ballot count from last Tuesday’s elections indicated that the winners were Anthony Reynolds, who received 367 votes, and Donald Pelletier, who received 319.

Given that Freeman was only one vote behind, she submitted a written request for a recount last Wednesday.

After the recount was completed Monday night, Town Clerk Eric Glidden said that the new tallies showed that Reynolds remained in the lead with 368 votes, and that Freeman came in second with 323 votes, or two more than Pelletier’s 321.

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