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Democrat Peter Talbot has officially been named the winner of the Fourth Council District after a recount was held on Monday afternoon.
On Election night, Talbot, and Republican incumbent Steve Carroll, were tied at 797 votes. The following day, when results were being verified by the Registrars of Voters, two additional votes were counted for Talbot, giving him a 799-797 edge. Since the election was so close, the state requires a recount. On Monday afternoon, each ballot cast in the Fourth District race was physically examined and rescanned into the voting machines. In the end, after about four hours, Talbot was victorious, ultimately receiving 801 votes, to Carroll's 797.
The Town Council will now have a 6-3 Republican majority. Talbot is the only newcomer to the Council, as the eight other incumbents were reelected.
For more on this story, including quotes from both candidates, see Thursday's Cheshire Herald.