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Clerk Election Recount Taking Place in Chesterfield

Incumbent Clerk Jan Uglis requested the recount after losing to Cindy Berry in a tight race.

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.

Check back with Patch for updates on this story.

l.c. December 03, 2012 at 09:31 PM
Again......why is she paying $400.00 and the taxpayers foot the rest of the "minimum of $3000.00"????? If she wants the recount let her pay the whole amount. What the heck, its only taxpayer money, no biggie. Glad she can get a "peace of mind" on my dime, while talks of cutting police are going on.
jcusu December 04, 2012 at 02:22 AM
I am happy to see that Cindy Berry won the recount. Now back down with dignity Ms. Uglis.

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