A recount of votes cast in the August 14 Democratic primary for fifth district state representative didn't exactly go as planned. After more than four hours of checking each ballot, candidates left Windsor town hall council chambers with only tentative results and the possibility of a missing ballot.
Because the overall vote count was off by one, it was believed that a ballot may have gone missing; however, election staff and representatives of Leo Canty and Brandon McGee made a trip to John F. Kennedy School — where the district two voting machine has remained in preparation for an August 21 special election — in search of another ballot Monday morning.
According to Windsor Democratic Registrar of Voters Anita Mips, no such ballot was found.
Having confirmed that no ballot was lost in the shuffle of the machine's vote count, Friday's vote recount results stick, and Canty is currently ahead of Hartford's McGee by just one vote.
The candidates must still endure another recount, which will involve votes cast in Hartford, and will take place 9 a.m., Tues., Aug. 21 in Hartford's council chambers.