After absentee ballots were counted on November 14, the new charter vote tally looked like this:
The charter is down by 10 votes out of 8,906 votes cast.
Former members of the Charter Review Commission have submitted a Freedom of Information (FOIL) request to the Board of Elections, seeking all paper and machine ballots, plus the .TIF (tagged image) files from the scanner machines. In addition, they began an action in state Supreme Court seeking a full review and recount of all ballots cast.
A December 20 hearing has been set.
After so much work over so much time, and with such a close outcome, they believe that the people of Saratoga Springs need to have complete confidence that the results are valid.