The Auglaize County Board of Elections held official recounts from the Nov. 5 general election for both the Botkins School District Board of Education and the Duchouquet Township Trustees.
Recounts were required because the vote totals were too close, making it an â€śautomatic recount.â€ť
â€śThey have to be separated by more than a half of one percent,â€ť Auglaize County Board of Elections Director Michelle Wilcox said. â€śThey were that close.â€ť
For both recounts, election board members hand-tallied five percent of the total votes, along with the absentee and provisional votes. The 5 percent of the votes was chosen randomly by drawing precincts written on pieces of paper out of a container.
All of the votes are sent through a tallying machine for a total recount.
For more information, see the Saturday, Nov. 30 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.