Thursday, September 24, 2015

BREAKING NEWS: Recount set to determine 2d place finisher in Maple Hts. Mayoral primary

The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections announced an automatic recount to determine who will appear on the November ballot opposite Annette Blackwell to determine who will be the next mayor of Maple Heeights.
District 5 councilman Bill Brownlee held a five vote lead over former District 7 councilwoman Neomia Mitchell in the unofficial count following the September 8 primary. After resolution of issues involving absentee, provisional and contested ballots, Brownlee's margin over Mitchell shrank to two votes, 380 to 378.
The recount, required by law, will take place September 30 at county expense.
Blackwell's official total in the five-way primary now stands at 532.  Fourth place finisher Donald M Grossmyer had 361 votes.  Frank Rives came in fifth with 156 votes.
The elections board announcement was made at its 2pm meeting today.
Early voting for the November 4 general election will begin October 6.