NORWALK, Conn. – A recount of the Nov. 5 results in the Third Taxing District’s treasurers race confirmed Republican Michael F. Intrieri as the winner, Democratic Registrar Stuart Wells said Tuesday night in a press release.
Intrieri outpolled Democrat Taber Hamilton 710 to 695, according to the recount. Both men lost votes in the recount. Original totals were given as 715 to 699.
The only other race eligible for a recount according to Town Clerk Rick McQuaid was the Board of Education, where incumbent Republican Sue Haynie trailed Democratic newcomer Sherelle Harris by 74 votes. Harris got 6,574 votes while Haynie got 6,500. McQuaid said Haynie opted out of the recount.
Technology is better these days, he said, explaining that the tapes that come out of the voting counters are checked twice.
Checking all those votes would have been expensive, he said.
“It’s a lot cheaper to do one taxing district than it does the whole city of Norwalk,” he said.