Secretary of the State Denise Merrill announced Wednesday that there will be a recount in Newtown.
According to Merrill\’s preliminary figures, Republican Mitch Bolinsky received 5,748 votes in the 106th state House race and Democrat Lisa Romano got 5,700 votes.
There will be a recount because the margin between the candidates was within 0.5 percent of the total votes cast. It is required by state law.
The recount must be completed within five business days of the election.
“After many closely contested races, we only have one recount taking place for any results in Connecticut following yesterday’s high turnout presidential election,” Merrill said in a prepared statement.
The 106th House District seat was an open seat this year. Democrat Christopher Lyddy currently holds the seat, but did not run for re-election.