Recount for Chesterfield Township Clerk Upholds Berry's Win
Macomb County recount workers determined Monday that Cindy Berry won the Nov. 6 election.
An election recount Monday upheld Cindy Berry's Nov. 6 win for Chesterfield Township clerk.
The process, spearheaded by Macomb County election workers, began around 8:30 a.m. and officially wrapped up around 5 p.m. inside the township municipal offices, Berry said.
"Obviously, I'm pleased with the outcome and I'm grateful we let the process work," Berry said. "I'm satisfied as well that now we can move on."
Incumbent Jan Uglis requested the recount after a tight race that determined challenger Berry won by 43 ballots in early November. Berry has since assumed responsibilities in the full-time elected position. She says the recount even uncovered several extra votes that were previously unaccounted for.
The county election recount results show Berry received 50.1 percent of the vote and Uglis trailed closely behind with 49.9 percent, according to the county website.
Uglis paid $400, much of which came from supporters, to the township for the recount request. The process will cost Chesterfield Township a minimum of $3,000, according to the township.
When asked about the cost for the township, Uglis previously told Patch, "It's my right as a taxpayer and it's my right as a candidate to request a recount."
She said she decided to seek the recount to get peace of mind in such a close race. She could not immediately be reached Monday evening for comment.