Town Council Vote Not Final; Absentee Ballots Still Being Counted
The RI Board of Elections will not complete and post the final vote totals from Tuesday's election, including absentee ballots, until Thursday at 4 pm; one Barrington race still in doubt.
Final official vote totals will not be available and posted by the RI Board of Elections until Thursday at 4 pm, leaving in some doubt the official results of Tuesday’s elections for at least another day.
Barrington has one race where the margin between two candidates – Ann Strong and Margaret Kane – is less than the number of absentee ballots, 926.
Strong leads by 159 votes and is presumed to be the winner of the final Town Council seat based on Tuesday’s vote totals without the absentee ballots.
The Board of Elections was to have tabulated all absentee ballots from all cities and towns in Rhode Island on Wednesday and post the final results by 4 pm. It didn’t happen.
Barrington Town Clerk Linda James said her office was told late Wednesday afternoon that final results would now be posted by 4 pm on Thursday.
An attempt to reach officials in the Board of Elections office was unsuccessful late Wednesday afternoon.