Tie Vote In Primary Puts All Three On Ballot

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By: Laura M. Reckford
Published: 09/20/11

The results are in for the preliminary election for the Precinct 3 town council seat in the town of Barnstable. Michael Hersey was the top vote-getter with 89 votes. The incumbent James Munafo Jr. and Ryan Richardson tied for second place with 52 votes apiece. That means all three candidates will progress to the general election on Tuesday, November 8.

A preliminary election is used in the Town of Barnstable when more than two people are running for a seat.

The polling place for Precinct 3 in Hyannis is at the Barnstable Senior Center, which was open for voting from 7 AM to 8 PM today. Of the approximately 2,800 voters in the precinct, 9 percent--or 193 people--turned out to the polls today.

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