ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Anchorage election officials say an initial recount of selected precincts in April’s city elections requested by 10 voters is complete, but plan to hold subsequent recounts in six precincts Wednesday to clarify results.
Municipal Clerk Barbara Gruenstein’s office said in a Tuesday statement that recounts of certain races in the 15 precincts initially requested by the voter group, which paid $100 per precinct, will be held as follows:
Precinct 235 on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson: Proposition 4.
Precinct 550 in Midtown: Proposition 7.
Precinct 830 in South Anchorage: Proposition 7.
Precinct 840 in South Anchorage: School Board Races E and F.
Precinct 925 in South Anchorage: Mayor, Proposition 1.
Precinct 660 in Midtown will see another hand count of total ballots, since Gruenstein says several hand counts have produced about half a dozen more votes than the count from AccuVote optical ballot-scanning machines.
Gruenstein says Wednesday’s counts in the other races were ordered after some precincts’ tallies ended up separated by a vote or two, although none of the results would change any overall race results citywide.
The recount is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Room 155 of City Hall.
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