Recount ordered for close Kenneth City Town Council election

Published March 11 2015

LARGO — Pinellas County Elections Supervisor Deborah Clark will recount the results of Tuesday's race for the Kenneth City Town Council.

The recount, scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, was triggered by the narrow margin between the third- and fourth-placed candidates in the race in which the top three vote getters were to take office.

Third-place candidate and apparent winner Carl Troup ended up with 336 votes, or 16.97 percent of the total. Fourth-place finisher Ryan Boberg drew 332 votes, or 16.77 percent of the vote. Florida law mandates a machine recount if the margin between candidates in unofficial results is 0.5 percent or less.

The canvassing board will also meet then to certify the first set of unofficial results of elections in all eight municipalities. The meeting and the recount are open to the public. Both will be held at the Election Service Center, 13001 Starkey Road, Largo in the Starkey Lakes Corporate Center