Politics & Elections

Recount to start in council recall vote

A RECOUNT of the April 7 Westminster City Council recall special election will start on Tuesday (Shutterstock).

First came the recall. Now comes the recount.

A second look at the results of the April 7 special election on the matter of whether to remove from office three members of the Westminster City Council – Mayor Tri Ta and councilmembers Kimberly Ho and Chi Charlie Nguyen – will commence on Tuesday and is expected to run through Friday at the Orange County Registrar of Voters office in Santa Ana.

The recall election saw all three councilmembers easily prevailing, with “no” votes on the recall ranging from 59.31 percent to 57.32 percent. However, any voter can request a recount, but that person (or persons) must each day deposit the estimated cost of the tallying. If the original result is reversed, that voter will have his or her money returned.

Because of the weekend, The Tribune has not verified the name or names of persons requesting the recount.

According to the Registrar of Voters, the recount will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, then 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. the other three days if the process continues that long.

This is a developing story. We will update it with new information as it becomes available.

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