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November 13, 2013

Kezer files papers to trigger recount

Hand count expected to happen next week

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Gray said yesterday that he was not surprised that Kezer filed his request, and that he’s looking forward to having the process resolved as quickly as possible.

Once the recount is scheduled, the city clerk’s office will organize the necessary resources and bring in readers, tabulators, runners and police officers to facilitate the process.

During the recount, all of the ballots will be counted by hand, and each candidate will be allowed to witness the recount, along with one or more counsel and a group of “agents” to oversee the process. The general public will also be allowed into the room, but only authorized personnel will be allowed into the recount area itself.

If the recount were to end in a tie, Kezer said his understanding is that a special election would have to be scheduled, though he hopes it doesn’t come to that and would like to see the election decided one way or the other at the conclusion of the recount.

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