May 29, 2024
VOTE 2008

Recount confirms Scarborough slots loss

SCARBOROUGH – A ballot recount has confirmed that there won’t be slot machines in Scarborough anytime soon.

Election officials spent most of the day recounting more than 11,000 ballots that were cast Nov. 4 asking voters whether they wanted to allow slot machines at the Scarborough Downs horse track.

In the Nov. 4 count, the measure was defeated by 239 votes. In the recount, it was defeated by 240 votes.

After the election, referendum supporters filed a petition asking for a formal recount.

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