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With Vote By Mail Ballots Counted, Kids First Keeps Lead in School Board Elections

After counting the nearly 18,000 vote by mail ballots, the three Kids First candidates are still in the lead. Provisional votes are yet to be counted.

After counting Hoboken's vote by mail ballots, the three Kids First school board candidates — Tom Kluepfel, Jean Marie Mitchell and Ruth McAllister — continue to hold a lead over Anthony Oland, Liz Markevitch and Felice Vazquez, their Move Forward adversaries.

Hudson County Board of Elections clerk Michael Harper released the new numbers on Tuesday.

The lead, however, is small in some cases. Mitchell, for example, holds only a 6-vote lead over Markevitch.

Including the vote by mail ballots, these are the new tallies: 

Kleupfel: 3,979 votes; McAllister: 3,972 votes; Mitchell: 3,817 votes.

On election day, Kluepfel earned a total of 3,426 votes, Mitchell received 3,223 votes and McAllister took 3,498 votes.

The new Move Forward vote count is:

Markevitch: 3,811; Oland: 3,345; Vazquez: 3,328.

On election day, Oland received a total of 2512 votes, Markevitch got 2844 votes and Vazquez got 2488 votes. Independent Patricia Waiters got a total of 987 votes. Waiters' vote count went up to 1,185 after the vote by mail ballots were counted.

Provisional votes have not yet been included in these tallies, said Harper.

Journey November 21, 2012 at 11:19 PM
I'm waiting for the email ballots to be counted.
puzzledone November 22, 2012 at 02:36 AM
My understanding is a majority of people holding up signs for Move Forward had no idea what they were advocating for, based on questions asked by passers by. I don't believe that many voters were swayed by people who didn't appear to live in Hoboken and looked the part of fools. This is probably good news for Oland and Vazquez, given that they didn't attend meetings in the past, this won't expand their workload any.
Elizabeth Clare November 22, 2012 at 02:30 PM
Did the mail in ballots change the rent control law. Do you know the tallies so far? also any idea when provisional ballots will be tallied. /-
puzzledone November 23, 2012 at 01:45 AM
1800 or 18,000?

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