Events Calendar

Current Weather

Manatee Road Watch


Eat Here - Gulf Coast Cookery Sean Tampa Bay yacht Management Bills Discount Center - New & used Furnature, Appliances and More!

The Bradenton Times Polls

Poll Question: How will you be voting in this year's election?

 Absentee (vote by mail)  Early Voting  On Election Day  Not Voting More polls »

Right Column CR 2 Banner Ad

Home
Change Text Size: Larger  Smaller

News Section: Politics



Today's Recount Will Decide Fate of District 2 Race

Published Thursday, August 28, 2014 12:09 am
https://www.thebradentontimes.com/clientuploads/County_Commission/Gallen_Portrait_SM.jpg
Michael Gallen
https://www.thebradentontimes.com/clientuploads/2014Local/Smithsm.jpg
Charles Smith

BRADENTON – A recount of votes in the Manatee County Commission District 2 Democratic primary is scheduled for 10 a.m. at the Manatee County Supervisor of Elections Office. After the initial count Tuesday night, Palmetto City Commissioner Charles Smith led incumbent Michael Gallen by a razor-thin, five-vote margin.

Because a write-in candidate had filed for the race, it was closed to only Democrats in the district, despite the fact that the race would in any feasible scenario decide the winner of the seat. In a race that saw poor turnout which more of less mirrored that of the rest of the county, Gallen had 1,024 votes to Smith's 1,029, with Corie Holmes pulling down a respectable 884.

The recount will be conducted by the county's canvasing board which is comprised of SOE Michael Bennett, Manatee County Commission Chair Larry Bustle and Manatee County Court Judge Mark Singer.

Provisional ballots, which can be cast by would-be voters who think they are registered and eligible but either do not show up on the rolls or fail to bring proper ID, will not be reviewed by the board until afterward. Therefore, an announcement on the official winner is not scheduled until later in the day.

Join the conversation post Facebook comments here or on our site at the bottom of article.

 

  In Addition to Facebook Comments You Can Also Post Comments Below



Non-Facebook Comments:

Click here to add a Non-Facebook comment to this page




 Sign up for our free news subscription - a great way to stay informed!



News World Round UpSports Roundup

Manatee Rural Health Certificate
 

MidTown Manatee - Shop here - Work here - Play Here - Live Here - Worship Here - Dine Here

Obituaries

Name Date
Dimitrios Sokos October 19, 2004
Gary Richelieu October 16, 2004
Aline Funk October 17, 2014
Alice Szakacs October 16, 2014
Deborah Snyder October 20, 2014
Donald Moen October 4, 2014
Edward Dey October 1, 2014
Harold Cooper October 4, 2014
Roberto Ramos October 7, 2014
All Obituaries






Copyright © 2009 - 2014 | The Bradenton Times | More than just an Online Newspaper | http://www.thebradentontimes.com/
405 26 Avenue Bradenton, FL 34205
Phone: 941-896-7857 - Privacy Policy - RSS Feed
Template provided by Free CSS Templates