2022 Election | Review, Recount, & Certification Complete
On Saturday, April 16 and Monday April 18, the Town Clerk’s Office was able to rescan all the collected envelopes from the 2022 Municipal Election into the Poll Book. As a reminder, the Poll Book is a tool for specifically tracking the number of ballot envelops that are returned to the Town. The staff had been made aware of a difference between the number of received ballot envelopes shown in the Poll Book and the number of counted ballots shown by the voting machines.
To review this difference, the process involved a rescanning of envelopes received and reconciliation of every envelope after entered in the Poll Book. All envelopes and ballots are maintained in batches for exactly these review purposes. The result of this weekend review is finding that 153 received ballot envelopes were failed to be scanned into the Poll Book, despite being received on time. This scanning process is separate from the vote counting process - the Town Clerk is confident that every ballot received by the Town has been properly counted.
On Tuesday, April 19, the Town Clerk completed the mandatory recount for the office of Trustee due to a narrow separation in votes for two candidates and the certification canvass was also completed. Following the recount for the Trustee candidates there was no change in number of votes cast. All counts remain the same as posted to the Election Results webpage and the election was certified through a canvass.
All candidates with the highest vote counts will be sworn into office on Tuesday, April 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees.