Votes remain mostly unchanged after Marquette City Commission election recount

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MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - A meeting was held to recount votes cast for the office of Marquette City Commission on August 6.

A recount took place on Thursday, August 22, in regards to the Marquette City Commission race on August 6. (WLUC Photo)

The goal was to recount the votes for the Marquette City Commission. After the final vote count Thursday afternoon, there are only two changes: Evan Bonsall went from 1,738 to 1,737 votes and Nina van den Ende went down one from 567 to 566. No vote counts were changed for Margaret Brumm, Sally Davis, Barrett Engle, Andrew R. Lorinser, Jeremy Ottaway, Mike Plourde or write-in candidate, Cody Mayer.

The recount team consisted of three democrats and three republicans who were assisted by the County Board of Canvassers and the Marquette County Clerk.

Marquette County Clerk Linda Talsma walked us through the process.

"First off, we check the seals,” explained Talsma. “Then we do a manual count of the ballots to see how many ballots went through that machine, if it matches what I had on election night then we can go ahead and recount it."

Ballots were recounted electronically via retabulation using the same program as on Election Day.