Editor’s note: An early version of this incorrectly said the race in question was in Killingly.

You’ll have to wait a bit longer to learn who qualified for the November ballot in the race to serve on the Board of Finance in Killingworth

A tie vote last week prompted Secretary of State Denise Merrill schedule a new Republican primary — “an adjourned primary,” in the parlance of state elections law — on Oct. 1. 

Republicans David Denvir and Robert Rioja each got 236 votes in the Sept. 10 primary, results confirmed by an automatic recount.

 “Tie votes are rare but they do happen,” Merrill said.

Only the names of the tied candidates will be on the ballot for the adjourned primary, and only GOP voters were registered by noon on Sept. 9 are eligible to vote.

Correction: This item originally referred to Killingly. 

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Mark PazniokasCapitol Bureau Chief

Mark is the Capitol Bureau Chief and a co-founder of CT Mirror. He is a frequent contributor to WNPR, a former state politics writer for The Hartford Courant and Journal Inquirer, and contributor for The New York Times.

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