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Escanaba Township recount fails to alter results

December 13, 2012
By Jenny Lancour - staff writer ( , Daily Press

ESCANABA TOWNSHIP - A recent ballot recount in Escanaba Township did not change the final results of the general election in November, according to Delta County Clerk Nancy Kolich.

A ballot recount for the two trustee positions was conducted at the township hall on Tuesday. One of the four candidates, John Barron, had requested the recount.

After the ballots were released by the Bureau of Elections, officials were allowed to physically recount each ballot from the township's three precincts and absent ballot board, explained Kolich on Wednesday.

There was no change in the final outcome of the vote which re-elected incumbents Alfred Gareau who received 1,028 votes (four more votes) and Tom Rymkos with 946 votes (one additional vote). The recount tallied 559 (four more votes) for Josh Barron and 306 votes (no change) for Mark Letteriello.

Barron was charged $30 ($10 per precinct) to have the recount done, Kolich said. Escanaba Township will pay about $400 for the four election workers who recounted the ballots and the board of canvassers who supervised the process, she said.



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