New London Residents Vote Down Riverside Park Sale
November 17, 2011
TheDay.com: Today’s recount has determined that voters chose to vote down the sale of nine acres of Riverside Park to the Coast Guard Academy.
The final vote was 2,098 to 2,079 against the sale of a portion of the park, according to results from the registrar of voters.
Due to errors made on Election Day in counting several absentee ballots, the vote—originally 2,117 to 2,104 in favor of the sale—will be quite different. According to Republican Registrar of Voters Barbara Major, after a hand recount on Wednesday, the absentee ballot vote was actually 169-149 in favor of selling the park.