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East Lyme — While the Board of Education race was close this year, there will be no recount, according to the registrars of voters.
Incumbent Carolyn Nee, a Democrat who filled a vacancy on the school board last winter, has waived her right to a recount after narrowly losing her seat, according to registrar Carol Marelli. Nee garnered 14 fewer votes than newcomer Joseph Arcarese, also a Democrat, which had been close enough for an automatic recount.
“I waived my right to a recount in the Board of Education election because I believe that the results of the recount would be the same. I do not feel that spending the town’s money for a recount was in the best interest of the residents,” said Nee in an emailed statement.
“The registrar and all the volunteers followed the required procedures on election day. I congratulated Joseph Arcarese for winning the fifth seat on the Board of Education on election night. I have enjoyed serving on the Board of Education for almost a year and look forward to the next opportunity to serve the public.”