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Too Late for Recount in Contest Decided by 1 Vote

Too Late for Recount in Contest Decided by 1 Vote



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WEST BOUNTIFUL, Utah (AP) -- There will be no recount in an election that was decided by one vote out of 1,443.

That means a sales tax in West Bountiful for recreation, arts and parks remains dead.

The deadline to seek a recount was Nov. 20, seven days after the city closed the books on the Nov. 6 election. A petition must be signed by 10 voters.

"We told them they could not have a recount," said Joseph Demma, chief of staff to Lt. Gov. Gary Herbert.

The 0.10 percent tax was defeated, 722-721. The money would have helped build a new performing-arts center in Centerville.

"It's not something we do every day," Mayor James Behunin said of a recount, "so it looks like (the vote) will stand as reported."

The sales tax was approved in Centerville and Bountiful but defeated in Woods Cross.

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Information from: Standard-Examiner

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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