Election results finally in; Paul, selectmen all win
Litchfield Republican Registrar of Voters Nancy Knowlton and her office have certified Tuesday's election results. BZ photo
Litchfield's election results were finally certified late Wednesday afternoon, about 20 hours after the polls closed on Tuesday night.
The delay was caused by the town's three polling places running out of ballots late Tuesday afternoon due to a high voter turnout. Copies of ballots had to be made and had to be counted by hand after the polls closed, a process that lasted until well after midnight.
As projected following preliminary vote tallies issued Tuesday night, First Selectman Leo Paul Jr. was a winner over Matthew Blasavage, 1,511-1,047. Blasavage's vote total also left him out of the running for a seat as a selectman as the four current selectmen all outpolled him.
Jonathan Torrant led the way with 1,377 votes, Paul Parsons had 1,363 votes, Diane Knox 1,147 votes and Jeffrey Zullo 1,124 votes. Prior to the election, the board issued a statement encouraging voters to support all of its members due to their experience and the effective way they work together.
A closely-watched Board of Education race saw Lynn Stone, John Morosani and Matthew Terzian secure seats on the board.