AUGUSTA, Maine — A recount Thursday for Maine Senate District 33 has resulted in John L. Tuttle, 844, declared winner over Andrea M. Boland, 822, in the Democratic primary.
Tuttle will appear on the General Election ballot in November.
The results from the June 10 primary election had indicated the vote was Tuttle, 841, and Boland, 821.
Maine Secretary of State Matt Dunlap said in a press release that voter intentions were clarified on a handful of ballots so that marks that couldn’t be read electronically would be included in the final tally.
“When an election is close, sometimes a candidate and their supporters just want to be sure of the result,” said Dunlap. “Even with the tremendous advances in technology that make voting and the conduct of elections easier, the advantage of paper ballots is that you can always verify a close election. This recount affirms the hard work of both candidates and the expertise of the local elections officials.”
Senate District 33, which is composed of the towns of Cornish, Limerick, Newfield, Parsonsfield, Sanford, Shapleigh and Waterboro in York County, was concluded at the Department of Public Safety headquarters in Augusta.