May 22, 2018
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Hudson election outcome same after recount

By Dawn Gagnon, BDN Staff

HUDSON, Maine — Despite a recount Friday, the outcome of last month’s local elections remained the same, although one of the candidates picked up an additional vote.

Friday’s recount, which took place at the town’s firehouse, was conducted at the request of Selectman Michael Kelley, one of the four residents running for two seats on the Board of Selectmen in local elections on March 23, Selectman Kirby Ellis said Friday.

Kelley requested the recount after the initial ballot count showed a two-vote difference between him and Melissa Smart, a first-time candidate, Ellis said.

The initial results announced on election day were as follows: Ellis, 88; Smart, 71; Kelley, 69; and Greg Libby, 64. After Friday’s recount, the only total that had changed was that of Ellis, who picked up a vote for a total of 89.

Ellis said the recount took about 40 minutes to complete.

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