Some Votes to be Recounted in Tolls Election

Jan 15, 2013

A partial recount in the November referendum that extended tolls on the Crescent City Connection for 20 years has been set for Feb. 16.

The Times-Picayune reports state District Judge William Morvant ordered the review after Mike Teachworth of Harvey, director of Stop the Tolls, filed suit in December. The proposal was approved by 18 votes out of more than 308,000 cast.

Voters in New Orleans as well as Jefferson and Plaquemines parishes cast ballots in the Nov. 6 election, but Morvant limited the recount to absentee mail-in and early ballots cast New Orleans.

The recount will take place in the New Orleans City Council chamber, said attorney G. Patrick Hand III, who represents Teachworth.

The twin bridges connect the downtown area with west bank of the Mississippi River.