Recount does not change Ellsworth City Council results

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Ellsworth City Council(WLUC)
Published: Nov. 9, 2022 at 6:37 PM EST
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ELLSWORTH, Maine (WABI) - A recount in the Ellsworth City Council race changed three total votes - but not the result.

City officials recounted the ballots by hand for nearly eight hours Thursday.

The recount was for candidates John Linnehan and Jon Stein.

One additional vote was found for Stein, and two were added to Linnehan’s total.

Officials said there was a roller malfunction in Ward 4, but they ensured the votes were counted properly by ward by using the correct memory devices.

Stein still finishes in third place, now 55 votes ahead of Linnehan - one less than Tuesday’s total.

Seven candidates ran for three open seats.

No other candidate’s totals were changed.