Hampden council candidate requests recount

Posted Nov. 15, 2013, at 9:13 p.m.
Last modified Nov. 17, 2013, at 7:59 p.m.

HAMPDEN, Maine — A Town Council candidate who appears to have lost his election bid by a mere five votes has requested a recount of ballots cast in the Nov. 5 municipal elections, according to a public notice issued by town officials.

According to the unofficial tally released on election night, David C. King lost the election for a councilor-at-large position in a tight race against Gregory J. Sirois, who received 662 votes to King’s 657 votes.

A third candidate, Katherine Cavness, received 157 votes, the unofficial results showed.

The three-way race for the at-large seat was the only contest on this year’s municipal election ballot.

The recount is scheduled for 9 a.m. Wednesday in the Town Council Chambers at the Hampden Municipal Building.


An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported the number of votes for David C. King in the Hampden council election. King received 657 votes, not 567.