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For Immediate Release
Recount Completed in House District 133
AUGUSTA--The recount resulting from the November General Election for House District 133 was conducted today under the supervision of the Secretary of State's Office. Edward Pellon (D) of Machias remained the winner after all the candidates agreed to end the recount and revert to the election night totals. Kim M. Bagley (D) of Machias, a write in candidate, requested the recount after the preliminary results from Election Day showed her to have lost the election. Christopher Paul Cambron (R) of Jonesport was the second place candidate. The election night results for the candidates are as follows: 835 for Pellon, 724 for Cambron, and 671 for Bagley.
All recounts are conducted in a secure State Police building on Hospital Street in Augusta. Recounts are a public proceeding and members of the media may attend to observe. State law requires the State Police to collect the ballots for the recounts and keep them in the secured State Police facility until the recounts have been completed. The ballots are stored in tamperproof metal containers and are closed with specially numbered security seals and locks.
In a recount, the representatives of each candidate and the staff of the Division of Elections manually review each ballot to determine the official vote tally. Recounts are requested based upon the unofficial initial results, sometimes called the apparent results.
A candidate who requests and receives a recount may withdraw from the recount, thus ending the process, at any time while the recount shows that candidate did not win the election. If, during the recount, the candidate requesting the recount overtakes the candidate who initially appeared to win the election, the candidate requesting the recount may not withdraw the request.
An updated recount
schedule is attached.
Recount Requests and Schedule