There were a number of extremely close municipal elections earlier this month. At least three will be subject to recounts in the coming week: Lawrence mayoral election, Amesbury mayoral election, and Palmer casino approval question.
Recounts are open to the public and are a great way to see the nitty gritty of our elections and democracy firsthand. Below are details for all of the upcoming election recounts. (Please let me know if there are others and I will add them to the list.)
When: Saturday, November 23 at 10 a.m.
Where: South Lawrence East School
Contact: Lawrence Elections Division
Initial results had City Councilor Daniel Rivera beating incumbent Mayor William Lantigua by 58 votes, out of more than 15,000 cast.
When: Thursday, November 21 at 9 a.m.
Where: City Hall Auditorium
Contact: Amesbury City Clerk
Initial results had incumbent Mayor Thatcher Kezer losing to Ken Gray by only two votes, out of 4,182 cast.
When: Tuesday, November 26 at 9 a.m.
Where: Palmer Library Community Room
Contact: Palmer Town Clerk
Initial results had the casino measure defeated by a margin of 93 votes, out of 5221 cast.
Office: Common Cause Massachusetts