CANTON, November 12 – A recount of ballots from last Tuesday’s municipal election in Canton has been completed and Republican incumbent Warren Humphrey has been re-elected to the Board of Selectmen, according to town officials.
Humphrey beat Democrat challenger Katie Lucas by 10 votes, 1,391 to 1,381 for the third and final seat on the Board of Selectmen. But because Humphrey’s margin of victory was under 20 votes, state law mandated a recount of the votes.
A recount of returns of the voting machines, absentee ballots and write-in ballots was completed on Tuesday, according to election moderator Lorinda Pane. She reported that the vote was the same as found on election day.
Robert Bessel was elected First Selectman on Tuesday and the Democrats will have a 3-2 advantage on the Board of Selectman, even with Humphrey’s election.