Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Probably Won't Matter But...
It looks like a recount can be ordered by a petition of 1,000 Massachusetts voters if the spread is 1/2 of one percent or less today between Brown and Coakley.
These procedures may be used only if the margin of victory is not more than one-half percent of the votes cast for an office or question.

...The petition must first be submitted for certification of signatures to the registrars of voters in the signers' city or town, and then filed with the Secretary of the Commonwealth...on the day as stated in the following table. {me: the table says 15th day after the election}

The petition must be signed by one-fourth the number of voters required to sign a state primary nomination paper for a candidate in this district, but 1,000 for the entire state.

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