Recount results for Hancock Judge of Probate race announced

Posted:  Friday, November 30, 2018 - 8:45am
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AUGUSTA — Incumbent Republican candidate William B. Blaisdell, IV has been confirmed as the winner of the Hancock County Judge of Probate race, based on the results of a ballot recount completed today, Nov. 30, announced Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap.

Unofficial preliminary results showed Blaisdell, of Ellsworth, with 13,943 votes and candidate Lynne A. Williams (D) of Bar Harbor with 13,886 votes, a difference of 57 votes.

The recount began Wednesday, November 28, 2018, and was conducted at the Elkins Building in Augusta. The results confirm Blaisdell as the winner of the election, with 13,924 votes to Williams' 13,899 votes.

**Hancock County Judge of Probate Recount:** link to results table https://www.maine.gov/sos/news/2018/hancockctyjudgeofprobate.html

The recount included 1,133 blank ballots, for a total of 28,956 ballots in the race.

In a recount, the representatives of each candidate and staff members from the Department of the Secretary of State manually review each ballot to determine the official vote tally.