Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Recount ordered for Center Township Trustee election (1914)

As mentioned in Hendricks County Circuit Court Civil Order Book Volume 60 (March 1914 - February 1915), in November 1914, Martin Mitchell filed a petition (case #9282) for a recount of the ballots for the November 3 election of the Center Township Trustee, in which George L. Christie had been declared the winner.

L.A. Barnett, Ed Crawley and J.E. Humston were appointed by the court to do the recount. They declared the results of their recount to be:

--Martin Mitchell - 358 votes received
--George L. Christie - 355 votes received
--John M. Stout - 204 votes received

Martin Mitchell was declared the winner, by a margin of 3 votes over George L. Christie.

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