With 25 provisional votes counted, Highlands Councilwoman Carolyn Broullon is leading Mayor Rick O’Neil by one vote.
Broullon told MMM that there were 32 provisional votes cast. 6 were disqualified for residency and there was one ballot cast by a voter who had already voted by mail. O’Neil got 13 votes, Broullon 12 for a current unofficial count of 603 for Broullon and 602 for O’Neil.
“This is a teachable moment for our kids,” Broullon said. “Every vote counts.”
O’Neil could not be reached to say whether or not he could request a recount. Former Highlands Councilman Chris Francy was present at the provisional count of O’Neil’s behalf. Francy said he would advise O’Neil to file for a recount.