Southampton election for town selectman a tie

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Tuesday’s election meant a tie for a Select Board seat between incumbent Charles Kenieke and Matthew Roland.

The two need to petition for a recount by Friday. As of Tuesday afternoon, no one has. 

If neither one does, the board of selectman can call for a special election to determine a winner. 

Southampton Town Administrator, Ed Gibson told 22News, he has no doubt that a special election will take place.

“We’re kind of in a wait and see period. In my opinion, I don’t see any reason why the select board would not call for a special election,” said Gibson. 

If it does to a special election, it will happen after a 65-day notice and will also cost the town nearly $2,500. 

Gibson told 22News that although ties do happen they are rare. 

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