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.

CORRECTION:

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.

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