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Recount confirms primary results, District C Dems will vote again

A recount Friday in City Hall. (Harold F. Cobin)

The 2021 Election is Nov. 2. A second District C Democratic primary is scheduled for Oct. 5.

NORWALK, Conn. — The results of Tuesday’s primary have been confirmed.

“Jenn McMurrer wins and becomes one of the Democratic nominees for the District C Common Council. Tyler Fairbairn and John Kydes remain tied for the second nomination and an ‘adjourned’ primary, with only those two names on the ballot, will be held on October 5, 2021 at the same two voting locations: Marvin Elementary School and Nathan Hale Middle school,” Norwalk Democratic Registrar Stuart Wells said Friday.

Kydes, an incumbent, won the Democratic Town Committee endorsement in July. McMurrer and Fairbairn challenged the DTC vote by forcing a primary.

Observers include Jenn McMurrer, left. (Harold F. Cobin)

McMurrer came in first but Fairbairn and Kydes were tied for second. A recount was held Friday morning.

Wells said, “No ballots were found that could have changed the results when voter intent was considered and the recanvass officials counted the ballots by hand and verified the tabulators numbers.”

Read Auerbach is running for District C Common Council as the endorsed Republican candidate and Scott Goodwin secured enough signatures on petitions to run as an independent candidate.

 

7 comments

Elsa Peterson Obuchowski September 20, 2021 at 12:57 am

In answer to Milly’s question: An AARP website explains that “…like in 2020, every Connecticut voter will have access to an absentee ballot by checking the COVID-19 reason on their absentee ballot application. This change will be in effect through the November 2nd, 2021 municipal elections.
…[but] unlike in the 2020 election, the state will not be mailing every voter an absentee ballot application. You may get the application directly from your town clerk or you may download and print it from myvote.ct.gov/absentee. Absentee ballots will be available beginning October 1st for the November 2nd election, but you may apply for your absentee ballot after September 15th.”
https://states.aarp.org/connecticut/changes-to-connecticuts-absentee-ballot-voting-laws-for-2021

Donna I. King September 20, 2021 at 4:48 pm

Perthe Statute:

Tie Vote*
(§§ 9-311b and 9-446(b))
If a primary results in a tie vote, any candidate who ties or chairperson of an involved town committee may apply for a recanvass. If no application is made or if the recanvass results in a tie vote, the tie is resolved at an adjourned primary three weeks later.

Greg September 20, 2021 at 8:00 pm

John kydes took the voters for granted, he was running for mayor before he won his concil seat. He cut the education budget, slapping his supporters in the face, and then had the audacity not to answer their emails. Win or lose the runoff he has already lost.

Bryan Meek September 21, 2021 at 9:04 am

State law trumps city charter here, but there is clearly a section in the City Charter that specifies it is to be the following Tuesday. But who has time to actually correct the antiquated charter when fundraising is the priority? The Charter is still dominated with masculine pronouns several years after the one successful charter revision measure was enacted. But again, priorities.

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