The clerk election recount process began Monday morning in Chesterfield Township.
Eight Macomb County teams were counting ballots from the Nov. 6 election in the municipal office board room. Their work could take place throughout the day with results expected at an undetermined time, township Deputy Clerk Eric Wurmlinger said.
The process is the product of incumbent Clerk Jan Uglis' request for a recount after county results showed she lost to challenger Cindy Berry by 43 ballots.
"If I did not do it, I would be wondering and it would be bothering me," she told Patch last month about seeking the recount.
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.
Berry, who already has been sworn into office, said she was confident the Nov. 6 results were accurate but added Uglis is entitled to a recount.
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