Recount: Nosal Wins Against Danenhower in a Very Close Race


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OLD LYME — In a tense recount that lasted more than three hours Monday night, it was confirmed that Democrat Mary Jo Nosal won a seat on the Zoning Commission in the Nov. 2 election, beating Republican Sloan Danenhower by six votes. 

The final count was 1,600 votes for Nosal and 1,594 votes for Danenhower. 

Meghan Ruppenicker, moderator, oversaw the recount, which included 378 absentee ballots and 28 Election Day Registrations, known as EDRs. 

Gene Clifford, who served as the tabulator tender, fed each individual ballot into a voting machine that had been hauled to the mezzanine room in town hall for the recount. 

Of the two ballots that were hand-counted, one was over-voted and one was for Danenhower. Two ballots required moderators to decide on voter intent, and both ballots were determined for Danenhower. 

The vote will be certified by Vicki Urbowicz, town clerk, on Tuesday.