Mashpee Election May Get Recount

election boxMASHPEE – The election last Saturday in Mashpee was a close one, with incumbent Selectman Thomas O’Hara finishing third in a two seat race.

He received 611 votes and second place finisher Andrew Gottlieb finished with 617.

Mashpee Town Clerk Deborah Dami says O’Hara is weighing his options.

If he pursues a recount, O’Hara will have to present 10 to 15 signatures from each of the five Mashpee precincts to the Town Clerk before the deadline.

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O’Hara did pull papers to request a recount, according to Dami.

Dami says O’Hara has until Tuesday to file the paperwork with required signatures.