Unofficial election returns – VERRRRY close in 2 and 6



Dear Readers,

Takoma Park has posted these UNOFFICIAL election returns on its Facebook page, giving the vote tallies for losing candidates for the first time. Those numbers were withheld, though the winners were announced, last night. The reason given for withholding some of the figures was that 21 provisional and a few questionable ballots had to be processed – and that at least one race hung in the balance.

From the figures given 2 races are hanging in the balance – Ward 6 and Ward 2. The figures do not include the provisional ballots, legitimate or not.

The results of each race remain unchanged so far. Official, certified results will be announced this evening.

Ward 2 Race

Lorig Charkoudian – 330 Votes
Tim Male – 343 Votes

Ward 3 Race

Kay Daniels-Cohen – 283 Votes
Mike Graul – 88 Votes
Jeffery Noel-Nosbaun – 67 Votes

Ward 6 Race

Barrie Howard – 109 Votes
Fred Schultz – 129 Votes

– Gilbert


About the Author

Gilbert is the pseudonym of a hard-bitten, hard-drinking, long-time Takoma Park resident who maintains the granolapark blog. Gilbert and William L. Brown — Granola Park's mild-mannered chief of staff, researcher, and drink pourer — have never been seen in the same place at the same time.

3 Comments on "Unofficial election returns – VERRRRY close in 2 and 6"

  1. It’s not over until the fat lady sings, as it were. So I wouldn’t recommend popping any champagne or giving any concession speeches over the wards two and six races.

  2. Opsh, too late!

  3. Keith Berner | November 9, 2011 at 6:27 pm |

    The City of Takoma Park should be ashamed of the way it conducted these elections. There is no excuse for not publishing the results — even if unofficial — in a timely manner and on official websites. Gilbert says that the winners were announced last night. Where? Gilbert was the only one reporting results of any kind and — as wonderful as he is — all he could publish were the vote totals for one of the candidates in three of the seven races. Then, today, vote totals were posted *ON FACEBOOK* and still nothing on the city’s main website or its election site. Is the city telling me that if I don’t subscribe to Facebook that I don’t deserve to know what’s going on?

    What is the point of having this new, wonderful voting system if the city can’t be bothered to run its elections professionally?!

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