Newtown’s Registrars of Voters are holding a recount on Wednesday for the 106th State Assembly District race between Republican Mitch Bolinsky and Democrat Lisa Romano on Nov. 6. As the returns were calculated late on election night, Bolinsky led in balloting by 48 votes, 5,748-5,700.
A recount is triggered by state statute if the margin of victory is less than half a percent of the total number of ballots cast in that race. With a total of 11,448 votes cast, the winning margin fell below the state threshold at 0.4 percent.
The registrars will be conducting the recount Wednesday at 4 p.m. Check back with Newtown Patch Wednesday evening for the results of the recount.