Wellesley Continues Counting Ballots From Primary

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Votes are still being counted in the primary race to fill Joe Kennedy's seat in Congress.

Secretary of State William Galvin asked that towns in the Fourth Congressional District count their remaining ballots publicly. The town of Wellesley tallied theirs by hand Thursday morning.

The centuries-old building is usually closed to the public, but Wellesley Communications Manager Stephanie Hawkinson said this is an unusual circumstance.

"Sometimes, when you're going through the tabulators, something may jam," Hawkinson said. "So those ballots were put in the back to be hand counted."

Counting the ballots took three hours.

"Wellesley is fortunate, we only have about 100 ballots to count, I think Newton has somewhere in the neighborhood of 700 ballots," Hawkinson said.

51 percent of registered voters showed up on Tuesday, which Hawkinson said is unprecedented.

WBZ NewsRadio's Matt Shearer (@MattWBZ) reports

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