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Although the election season lingers on with a City Council recount starting today – and expected to go for the next two weeks – council candidates have filed their final campaign finance reports, and things look a little different.
A recount of the Nov. 5 City Council election is set to start at 8:30 a.m. Monday at the Willis Moore Youth Center in the Riverside neighborhood, according to a report from an attendee.
Election commissioners voted 4-0 to accept a recount petition for the Nov. 5 City Council election, and they started figuring out some of the logistics of a task expected to take a week or two and use “much more than 60” paid election workers.
She filed with 150 signatures, although only 50 were needed under the rules of the city’s Election Commission. A recount must begin within 10 days.
The counting of four provisional and three overseas ballots widened the vote gap between Minka vanBeuzekom and Nadeem Mazen, the challenger likely to be taking her City Council seat in January.
The city Election Commission reminds residents what they need to know to vote in the Dec. 10 election between Democrat Katherine Clark and Republican Frank Addivinola for U.S. representative in Massachusetts’ 5th Congressional District.
Newly elected city councillor Dennis Benzan invites supporters, friends and neighbors to a victory celebration to be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Central Kitchen, 567 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square.
A world where a candidate for public office didn’t need to hold fundraisers and court donators? Where ideas mattered more than money? For some candidates this year, including some winning ones, that world didn’t seem so far off.
Dennis Carlone, one of four challengers winning a seat in Tuesday’s election, is taking the most significant step in preparation for a recount by holding a legal fee fundraiser Nov. 17 – two days after a vote count becomes official.
Despite 11 hours spent poring over 2,386 auxiliary ballots from throughout the city, election officials said the candidates making up the City Council and School Committee for the next two years didn’t change in Wednesday’s unofficial election results.