Recount confirms Nadeau's re-election

Ben Nadeau’s March 10 re-election to the Hudson Board of Selectmen became official Thursday night after a recount confirmed his narrow win over challenger Marilyn McGrath.

The roughly 2-1/2-hour process, supervised by town moderator Paul Inderbitzen and Town Clerk Patty Barry, yielded a slight change in the final numbers, but still resulted in Nadeau defeating McGrath for one of two, three-year seats on the board.

The recount adjusted the tally to 1,581 votes for Nadeau – five fewer than his original total – and 1,573 for McGrath, one fewer than her election day total. The other seat was won by incumbent Shawn Jasper, whose election-day total of 1,787 votes was adjusted to 1,777 by the recount. Inderbitzen said the recount also showed 3,170 total votes were cast, which is 11 fewer than the machine’s election-day count. He said jams in the machine probably accounted for the slight discrepancy. All three candidates were on hand for the recount.