After the Killingworth Republican Primaries, that resulted in several close votes, one vote ended in an official tie. That race, the one for the Board of Finance, will now be decided on October 1 at an adjourned primary vote. The race is between Republican candidates David Denvir and Robert Rioja, who each received 236 votes at the September 10 primary.
Denvir and Rioja were two of four candidates running for a total of three available seats on the Killingworth Board of Finance. The two other candidates, Shawn O'Connell and William T. Silas, who each received more votes will advance to the general election on November 5, 2013.
First Selectman Catherine Iino told Patch in an email that the town has been receiving several questions about the October 1 vote, and that some people have thought this vote was one concerning the Town Hall.
Here is her clarification on the vote:
Only one item is on the October 1 ballot: the Republican run-off primary for one seat on the Board of Finance. For a second time, signs have appeared that have led people to believe there is an upcoming referendum on a new town hall. This is not the case.
Iino goes on to say:
The Town Office Building Committee and the Board of Selectmen are carefully considering how to meet the needs for town facilities and will bring forward a proposal when it is ready. No matter who is elected in November, the townspeople of Killingworth will have the opportunity to vote on the proposal. That is their right.
Only the names of the tied candidates will be on the ballot for the October 1 vote (see photo of sample ballot). The adjourned primary will be open to Republican voters in Killingworth who were registered to vote in the primary.