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RESULTS SAME IN MAYOR RACE AFTER LAYTON BALLOT RECOUNT

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No change in the candidates for mayor of Layton resulted from Tuesday's recount of the primary election ballots, according to City Recorder Steve Ashby.

The recount was requested by Councilman Kent Dee Smith, who finished 12 votes behind incumbent Mayor Richard McKenzie in the primary. Under state law, a candidate is entitled to a free ballot recount if the difference in the tally is less than one vote per voting district.Layton has 17 voting districts, and Smith, who initially said he didn't plan to ask for a recount, made the formal request Friday.

The initial primary election results stand, with McKenzie facing challenger James J. Layton for the mayor's seat in the Nov. 3 general election. Smith still has two years remaining on the council.