ROCHESTER, N.H. — A recount of a New Hampshire city’s vote on whether to approve the electronic bingo game keno has resulted in a tie, meaning it’s a no go.
The Nov. 7 ballot question for Rochester and other cities was whether to allow keno sales in state-licensed bars and restaurants. Money would be raised to help fund full-day kindergarten. Rochester initially approved the measure by one vote.
City Clerk Kelly Walters tells Foster’s Daily Democrat state law requires a 50-percent-plus one vote to pass. Voters had to completely color in the oval representing a “yes” or “no” vote, but Wednesday’s recount determined that didn’t always happen, so that changed at least a couple of votes.
Seven cities have approved keno.
Information from: Foster’s Daily Democrat, http://www.fosters.com