Tuesday night’s vote count gave Lynn Chapin an eight-vote edge over Scott Krichbaum for Norwalk City Council’s fourth ward seat, but he’s not conceding until provisional votes are counted in 10 days.
“It’s too close right now to concede,” Krichbaum said. “There is still a possibility.”
A Board of Elections representative said provisional votes, votes from people who filled out ballots at the Board of Elections office Monday and votes from people serving in the military have not been counted. Provisional votes will not be counted for 10 days.
Chapin said she is ready to take a seat on council if her lead holds. “I’m excited,” she said. “But it’s been very nerve-racking.”
She spent election day working the polls in a precinct in Willard. “I volunteered early on,” she said. “They were having trouble getting workers so I threw my hat in.”
She got up at 3:30 a.m. and started work in Willard at 5:15 a.m. “I like to be busy and it was kind of hard to sit there when there wasn’t a lot of turnout,” she said. She brought the precinct’s totals to the Board of Elections at 8:30 p.m.
“I’ll just follow through and work as hard as I can,” Chapin said, if she wins the seat. “I’ll try to do my homework and I’ll listen to the people in my ward and represent them the best that I can.”