District 2 recount set to begin Nov. 28

Here’s the notice from the Buncombe County government that the Board of Elections will convene Nov. 28 to conduct a recount of commissioner District 2 ballots. The recount is likely to take two to three days to complete.
The recounts were requested by Republican candidate Christina Kelley G. Merrill and Democrat candidate Carol Peterson. The certified results show a 13 vote margin separating Merrill from a seat on the board and a 34 vote margin separating Peterson from another term. As of now, Republican Mike Fryar and Democrat Ellen Frost have won the district’s two seats.


The Buncombe County Board of Elections will convene to conduct a recount for the Buncombe County Commission, District 2 at the Buncombe County Board of Elections, 35 Woodfin Street, Asheville, North Carolina on November 28th, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. The recount will take place in the Election Board Room, the Election Services Administrative Offices and at the Election Services Warehouse (Allport Building on Valley Street) following the initial convening.
For additional information, contact the Election Services office at 250-4200.

About Jake Frankel
Jake Frankel is an award-winning journalist who enjoys covering a wide range of topics, from politics and government to business, education and entertainment.

Before you comment

The comments section is here to provide a platform for civil dialogue on the issues we face together as a local community. Xpress is committed to offering this platform for all voices, but when the tone of the discussion gets nasty or strays off topic, we believe many people choose not to participate. Xpress editors are determined to moderate comments to ensure a constructive interchange is maintained. All comments judged not to be in keeping with the spirit of civil discourse will be removed and repeat violators will be banned. See here for our terms of service. Thank you for being part of this effort to promote respectful discussion.

Leave a Reply

To leave a reply you may Login with your Mountain Xpress account, connect socially or enter your name and e-mail. Your e-mail address will not be published. All fields are required.