A Hartford Superior Court judge has ordered a new election in New Britain to correct an Election Day ballot mix-up.
The New Britain Herald reports that 17 ballots used in Ward 5 in voting on Nov. 5 presented the names of candidates for alderman in Ward 2.
Democratic Aldermen Carlo Carlozzi Jr. and Roy Centeno, the top vote-getters who won the election, could appeal to the State Supreme Court. Their lawyer, Thomas McDonough, said a decision has not been made.
Carlozzi was outraged at the ruling, saying turnout next month will be tiny and the election decided by few voters.
Centeno said he's disappointed and that a re-vote will cost taxpayers $15,000.
The new election is set for Jan. 7.
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