Votes to be recounted following narrow Springfield mayoral race

SPRINGFIELD, Mich. (WOOD) — Following a close mayoral race in Springfield, the Calhoun County Board of Canvassers will be recounting the votes cast earlier this month.

Harry Burdett narrowly beat Carey Whitfield 112-108 in the Nov. 3 election for the mayor of Springfield.

Two recount teams will be used to hand count each ballot.

Both mayoral candidates will be allowed to pick two representatives to observe each of the recount teams.

The recount will be held on Nov. 19 at 9 a.m. in the Council Chambers, located at 601 Avenue A in Springfield. It is open to the public.

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