Assembly Shall Direct Recount
by Dick Kauffman
October 08, 2003
Left to right: Henry Keene, Joyce Hazlequist, Karen Miles,
City Clerk Katy Suiter, and Deputy Borough Clerk Kacie Paxton
at the Canvassing Board meeting on Wednesday morning.
Photo by Dick Kauffman
According to Borough election codes, a recount shall be directed by the Borough Assembly. When directed by the Assembly, the Canvassing Board will individually recount all ballots cast on Tuesday - including absentee & questioned ballots. A special Assembly Meeting is scheduled for Thursday at 5:30 pm in the City Council Chambers for the purpose of ordering a recount. The recount would likely be scheduled for Monday at 9:00 am in the City Council Chambers.
If after the recount, Bigelow and Lybrand are still tied, Borough code states that the winner will be determined fairly by lot. This would be done in a Borough Assembly meeting under the direction of the current Assemblymembers. Likely a special meeting would be scheduled.