Monday, July 27, 2020
Contact: Kristen Schulze Muszynski

Secretary Dunlap announces ballot recount for Senate District 8

AUGUSTA — A recount of ballots cast has been requested and scheduled for the Republican primary in State Senate District 8, Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap announced today.

A recount of the Senate District 8 Republican primary race between candidates Lawrence E. Lockman and Kimberly C. Rosen is scheduled for Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 1 p.m. Unofficial preliminary results show Lockman with 2,024 votes and Rosen with 2,084 votes.

This district includes Bradley, Brewer, Bucksport, Burlington, Castine, Clifton, Dedham, East Central Penobscot Unorganized Territory, Eddington, Great Pond, Holden, Lincoln, Lowell, Northwest Hancock Unorganized Territory, T32 MD Township, Orland, Orrington, Penobscot, Verona Island, and part of East Hancock Unorganized Territory.

The recount will take place in Rooms 103 A-B in the Burton M. Cross State Office Building, next to the statehouse in Augusta.

The deadline to request a recount in a non-ranked-choice-voting race in the July 14, 2020 Primary Election was Tuesday, July 21, 2020.

Recounts are a public proceeding and this recount is expected to be completed in half a day. In a recount, the representatives of each candidate and staff members from the Department of the Secretary of State manually review each paper ballot to determine the official vote tally.

Results of the recount will be posted on the Maine Department of the Secretary of State website and Facebook page and released to the media via email.

The ballots are retrieved by bonded courier and delivered to the recount site, where they are stored in a secured room. All ballots are stored in tamperproof metal containers and are closed with specially numbered security seals and locks.