ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY KATE COUGH

City Council recount upholds result



ELLSWORTH — City staff spent more than four hours recounting ballots on Friday morning at the request of City Council candidate Gene Lyons, who lost to Marc Blanchette by 20 votes (618-598) at initial count last Tuesday.

Staff hand-counted all of the ballots, with Code Enforcement Officer Lori Roberts and Assessor Larry Gardner reading votes aloud while City Clerk Heidi Grindle tallied the votes. The final figure didn’t change the results, but Lyons did pick up two votes, for a total of 600. Blanchette’s total stayed the same.

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