Cornelio seeks recount in 3 vote race

Papers due by Friday to have votes tallied again


The at-large School Committee race is not yet over.

If Margaret Cornelio has her way, a recount will prove she won the race over her closest at-large opponent, School Committeeman Joseph LaMonica.

As the Leader Herald went to press Tuesday evening, LaMonica held a 3 vote margin over Cornelio.

That margin was 9 votes on election night but later tallies reduced his margin to just 3 votes.

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Alcy running at full throttle for Councilor at-Large seat



For nine years, Guerline Alcy worked at city hall.

In nine years of faithful service, with a flawless work record, she was never promoted despite repeatedly applying for better positions.

Many working with her were promoted.

She was passed over every time.

For many years during her service on the first floor in the office which houses the 311 center she was the only Black woman employed inside city hall.

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Hanlon tops at-large ticket, Marchese, Smith, Cardillo, Dell Isola have big day

SEPTEMBER 21: Primary day “I Voted” sticker wait for voters to collect them. September 21, 2021 in Everett, Massachusetts. (Photo By Jim Mahoney)


John Hanlon, Mike Marchese, Stephanie Smith and Irene Cardillo scored huge votes in primary balloting Tuesday.

Halon topped the ticket with 2,255 votes, an accomplishment for the longtime serving councilor, former mayor and former city clerk.

Marchese also showed unusual strength coming in with 2,174 votes.

Smith, in a stunning victory that signals her return to city government, tallied 2,164 votes following a strong run.

She is the youngest of the contenders.

Irene Cardillo’s vote was also substantial in the over 2,000 range.

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A telling look at the voter list

If everyone registered to vote here came out on Primary Day, 23,000 votes would be cast.

City Clerk Sergio Cornelio has estimated the September Primary Day vote to be 5,200 at largest.

If it rains, that vote will shrink just a bit.

Without a governor’s or presidential race, Primary Day voting numbers are destined to be terrible.

There is no big upside to this vote for any of the candidates running for mayor.

This includes the mayor, especially.

The trick for everyone running for mayor this time around is to get out their vote. This is to say, everyone running has a base. That base must be unified and that base must be reached and everyone must come out on Primary Day.

How will Primary Day end up on September 21?

With three candidates there are essentially three separate but equal races.

To a greater degree than any of us like to believe, the voting list this year is different from two years ago.

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