COQUILLE — The leaders of an effort to change Coos County's government to home rule have called for a recount.

Coos County Clerk Terri Turi announced Wednesday that she received notification from the Oregon Secretary of State's election division of a filing of a "demand for partial recount" of the measure, which appeared as Measure 6-149 on Coos County ballots in the Nov. 4 election.

The demand for partial recount was filed by the measure’s chief petitioners: Theo Stanley, Kay Westphal and Jaye Bell. They asked for three precincts to be included in the recount: Precincts 5, 14 and 17. Precinct 5 includes western Coos Bay, 14 includes rural Myrtle Point and 17 includes rural Bandon.

Turi received the notice late in the day Tuesday, the last day a demand for recount could be filed with the state.

The Coos County Election Office will conduct the partial recount of Measure 6-149 starting at 9 a.m. Monday in room 121 of the Coos County Courthouse.

Citizens interested in observing the hand recount process must contact the county clerk at 541-396-7601 by Friday to obtain more information. Only a limited amount of observers will be allowed in the counting room at any given time.

 

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