November 18, 2014

UPDATE:  Recount in commissioner race is Nov. 20


An vote recount in the District 2 Dare County Commissioner race and a seat for the Associate Justice of the North Carolina State Supreme Court is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 20, at 9 a.m. in Room 168 of the Dare County Administration Building, 954 Marshall Collins Drive in Manteo.      
In the local race, unofficial results on election night gave incumbent Democrat Max Dutton a 60-vote lead over Republican challenger Beverly Boswell.  Following the official canvassing of votes on Friday, Nov. 14, Beverly Boswell won the election with 6,283 votes to Max Dutton’s 6,258 -- a difference of just 25 votes.

Dutton has formally requested a recount, which can be done when the difference between the apparent winning candidate and the next candidate is 1 percent or less of the total votes cast for the office.    

In the statewide race, Mike Robinson requested a recount in his race against Cheri Beasley for Associate Justice on the N.C. Supreme Court.  The deadline for all 100 counties to complete the recount is Thursday.  

For more information, contact the Dare County Board of Elections Office at (252) 475-5631.  

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