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November 19, 2008
Contact: Don Cookson

Recount in Oxford County Commissioner District One Race Completed

Augusta- The Secretary of State’s office has announced the recount of ballots cast in the race for the Oxford County Commissioner District One seat has been completed at the Department of Public Safety headquarters in Augusta.

Charleen Chase, the Democratic candidate, had requested the recount in her contest with Steven Merrill, a Republican from Norway. Preliminary Election Night results indicated Merrill prevailed. The recount tallies upheld Merrill’s victory, 5,404 votes for Merrill to 5,360 votes for Chase.

There are two recounts remaining to be conducted, and they are scheduled as follows:

  • Thursday, November 20, 9 a.m.: Oxford County Register of Probate - Tom J. Winsor (R) and Bruce A. Rood (D)
  • Friday, November 21, 9 a.m.: State Senate District 19 - Paula Benoit (R) and Seth Goodall (D)

Both recounts will be held at the Department of Public Safety Headquarters located at 45 Commerce Drive in Augusta.