11/11/13 — Vote recount ordered for Seven Springs

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Vote recount ordered for Seven Springs

By From staff reports
Published in News on November 11, 2013 1:46 PM

The Wayne County Board of Elections has ordered a discretionary recount of last Tuesday's vote totals for the town of Seven Springs.

The recount will start at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Board of Elections office, 209 S. William St. It is one of three meetings, including the vote canvass, that the Elections Board will hold Tuesday.

In a notice sent out late Friday afternoon, Elections Board Director Rosemary Blizzard said the recount was needed in order to "accurately reconcile" the write-in votes.

Write-in votes decided the Seven Springs election since no one had filed for the two board seats and mayor's office.

In unofficial returns, Seven Springs Mayor Allen Cash won re-election with 29 votes. Robert Mozingo had 9. There was one other write-in.

Ronda Hughes received 31 votes to be re-elected to the town board. John H. Lee II had 28 votes to win the second seat. There were nine other write-ins.

The first meeting Tuesday will begin at 9 a.m. when the board will hold a preliminary hearing on a complaint that one of the candidates in the Southeastern Wayne Water District did not live in the district and should not have been on the ballot.

A mistake in the elections record had placed the candidate, who was not among the top five vote-getters, in the district, Mrs. Blizzard said.

The board is scheduled to meet again at 11 a.m. to conduct the vote canvass for the elections.