There has been no official move for a recount after Dennis-Yarmouth Regional School District passed a proposal Tuesday to build a new $117 million middle school by just 32 votes.

“I had a couple calls yesterday just inquiring about the process,” Yarmouth Town Clerk Philip Gaudet wrote in an email Thursday. “The conversations really centered around the frustrations of the potential tax impacts and they understood that it was unlikely a recount would reverse the outcome.”

The slim districtwide majority was enough to pass the measure, but individually, the towns came down on opposing sides, with 60.7 percent of Dennis voters approving the proposal and 56.5 percent of Yarmouth voters rejecting it.

In separate town elections, Yarmouth voted against a debt exclusion to fund its $48.7 million share of construction costs, while Dennis approved a debt exclusion to fund its $24.2 million share. The project is also expected to receive $45.3 million in reimbursement from the Massachusetts School Building Authority.

Dennis has received two calls asking about the recount process since election results were announced, but no recount petitions have been filed, according to Dennis Town Clerk Theresa Bunce.

Recount petition papers are available in the clerk's offices at both town halls, and require the petitioner to state the reason for the recount and specify if they’re seeking a recount by hand. For the petition to be certified, petitioners need to gather at least 10 signatures for each precinct where a recount is being sought, according to Bunce. Petitions are due by 5 p.m. Dec. 14.

A plausible recount would come with costs for the town that undertakes it.

“A recount would cost the Town of Yarmouth around $4,000-$5,000 in costs related to legal counsel, police detail, recount staffing, staff overtime payroll,” Gaudet wrote.

Unlike candidate questions, ballot questions don’t allow for write-ins, making it unlikely that a recount would deliver a different outcome, according to both town clerks.

“The tabulators are very accurate,” Gaudet wrote.

Any change in districtwide election results would likely come down to five blank ballots that were cast in Dennis. There were no blank ballots cast in Yarmouth. If a hand recount determined that those ballots were intended as ‘no’ votes, approval of the school would still stand by a margin of 27 votes, according to Bunce.

“Again, it would not change the outcome of the election,” she wrote.

At least one Yarmouth caller suggested another way to influence future election outcomes.

“Turnout was only 18 (percent) and one person expressed the importance of voter participation and wished that turnout would improve for future local elections,” Gaudet wrote.

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