Recount Set for Monday in Dearborn County Commissioner District 1 Race

There was a 28-vote difference in May.

(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – An election recount for Dearborn County Commissioner District 1 has been set for Monday, June 24.

Circuit Court Judge Aaron Negangard ruled that a public manual recount will take place on Monday at 9:00 AM at the Dearborn County Courthouse.

The ruling was made during an election recount hearing on Tuesday afternoon following Mike Lawrence’s petition for a recount. 

Lawrence requested the recount after the primary election which saw Jim Thatcher receive 2,492 votes (50%) to Lawrence’s 2,464 votes (49.7%), a difference of 28 votes.

Indiana law does not require automatic recounts for tightly contested races. However, any candidate may request a recount within two weeks after the election.  

Each candidate gets to handpick watchers for the recount process, which will include seasoned poll workers. 

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