St. Albans Goes Back To Polls In Contested City Council Race

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Voters in St. Albans will try to resolve an election Tuesday whose results were thrown out by a judge last month.

A hand count of the Town Meeting Day ballots for a City Council seat showed incumbent Joe Luneau lost to Ryan Doyle by just two votes.

But Judge Linda Levitt threw out those results because she said there wasn’t sufficient oversight.

St. Albans City Mayor Liz Gamache says no election runs perfectly, and the City is using this one as an opportunity to improve its process.

"We’ll have election reform. We’ll have tighter adherence to policy and procedures in future elections," Gamache said. "We’ll run every election moving ahead as if it’s a tie election."

There’s controversy surrounding the special election. Citizens filed a complaint with the Secretary of State about Luneau and his brother requesting absentee ballots for people who no longer live in the area ahead of Tuesday’s vote.

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