An update on a story we brought you last week regarding town meeting voting over in Enfield, New Hampshire, as a recount on Tuesday has determined Meredith Smith to be the winner of the town’s contested selectboard seat.
Town Clerk Carolee Eisner called for the recount shortly after ballots were initially counted on voting night, with just three votes separating Smith from challenger Daniel Kiley. After Tuesday’s recount, however, Smith was determined to have one additional vote, bringing her total to 292 in comparison to the 288 cast for Kiley.
According to the Valley News, Smith is a retired college professor and businesswoman who volunteers with several committees in town, including the Mascoma Lake Public Access Task Force and the Old Home Days Committee. Like Kiley, Smith campaigned on a fiscally conservative platform aiming to prevent increased tax rates.
She was sworn in by Eisener at the town hall Wednesday night.