Airfield Recount Ends in Tie
May 4, 2018
Martha’s Vineyard – A hand recount of votes, requested by members of the airport commission and supporters, on a Proposition 2 1/2 debt exclusion question for the $1.2 million plan to rebuild the old airplane hangar at the town-owned airfield Monday resulted in a 468 to 468 tie.
Much like what occurred with the override question to finance a new school in Tisbury, the hangar project was easily approved on the town meeting floor but failed at the ballot box.
The Edgartown recount found one yes vote that had been incorrectly counted as a blank, and another yes vote that had been incorrectly counted as a no. A tie vote still means the question fails.