Recount To Be Held for Council Seat Today


Democrats will father at Town Hall today to see whether or not 1st District Councilman Chuck Marsella’s 10 vote victory over former three term councilman David Gentile will hold up. Under state law, an automatic recount is held if there is a difference of 1/2 of one percent of the vote separating the winner and loser of a contest or if the vote count is within 20 votes votes.

This will be the fourth municipal election in a row which has required a recount. Both Marsella and Gentile are Democrats and therefore will not affect the new 6-3 balance on the Council. Republicans regained control of the Council in a stunning across-the-board run last Tuesday.

The recount will being at 10 am in Council chambers. It is expected to take several hours. In past recounts, the vote difference has not changed by more than two or three votes in either side.

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