AUGUSTA — A recount Thursday of ballots cast in the July 14 Republican primary race for State Senate District 8 confirmed incumbent Kimberley Rosen’s victory by a slim margin.
The final recount tabulation shows 2,082 votes for Rosen and 2,030 for Lawrence Lockman, according to Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap.
Rosen will appear on the Nov. 3 general election ballot as the Republican candidate for Senate District 8.
Senate District 8 includes Bradley, Brewer, Bucksport, Burlington, Castine, Clifton, Dedham, East Central Penobscot Unorganized Territory, Eddington, Great Pond, Holden, Lincoln, Lowell, Northwest Hancock Unorganized Territory, T32 MD Township, Orland, Orrington, Penobscot, Verona Island, and part of East Hancock Unorganized Territory.
Unofficial preliminary results showed Lockman and Rosen with a 60-vote difference: 2,024 votes and 2,084 votes, respectively.
Recounts are a public proceeding in which the representatives of each candidate and staff members from the Department of the Secretary of State manually review each ballot to determine the official vote tally. The recount began at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 30, at the Burton M. Cross State Office Building in Augusta and concluded at 5:40 p.m.