Ann Arbor City Council 4th Ward candidate Eaton files for recount after loss to incumbent Teall
Democratic challenger Jack Eaton filed for a recount Thursday of the August primary votes in each of the 4th Ward precincts he was seeking to represent on the Ann Arbor City Council, county officials said.
The winner of the August primary advances unopposed to the November election.
Ed Golembiewski, director of elections for Washtenaw County, said Teall has been notified about the recount petition. Teall has seven days to file an objection.
Once 48 hours has expired after the state canvass is complete, the county can begin its recount, Golembiewski said.
Candidates that ran for office and registered voters in a municipality that decided on a proposal in the primary election have until Aug. 20 to file for a recount for the races in which they participated.
When filing for a recount, a $10 deposit must be contributed for each precinct for which a recount is requested.
If the vote total changes as a result of the recount, the deposit will be returned.
- Read a copy of the recount guidelines: Recount Process - County Board of Canvassers.pdf
- View a copy of the petition: Recount petition.doc