BOSTON (WHDH) - A Boston City Council candidate is calling for a recount following a close election for the fourth at-large seat.
Alejandra St. Guillen fell just 10 votes behind Julia Mejia for the city council seat.
St. Guillen had conceded earlier in the night but once the final results were announced, she called for a recount.
“We are so proud of the campaign we ran, and in order to fight for a better Boston for all, every vote needs to be counted, and we are requesting a recount,” St. Guillen said in a statement. “This campaign engaged thousands of voters across this city to ultimately be separated by just 10 voters. Every voter who came out and cast a ballot – whether it be absentee, in the voting booth, or provisionally – deserves a full and complete count to determine who is our next City Councilor at large.”
Three incumbents are keeping their at-large seats, including Michelle Wu with almost 21 percent of the vote, Annissa Essaibi George with nearly 17 percent of the vote, and Michael Flaherty with more than 16 percent of the vote.
Boston also had a non-binding question on the ballot asking voters if they support changing the name of Dudley Square in Roxbury to Nubian Square as part of a broader movement to remove symbols and monuments associated with the slave trade.
More than 54 percent of voters said “no” to the name change.
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