Update: Two Princeton School Board Candidates Tied, Provisional Ballots Still to Be Counted

Shamsi
Shamsi
Witter
Witter

Most voters in Princeton went to bed last night thinking that the outcome of the school board election was clear. It appeared as if incumbent Afsheen Shamsi had retained her seat on the board by a margin of less than 30 votes.

But the Mercer County Clerk’s Office had not added the absentee ballots to the total. Normally the absentees are added to the count first, but they came in late last night, officials said.

A few hundred people in Princeton voted by absentee ballot, and those votes changed the outcome of the Princeton School Board race.

Shamsi is now tied with newcomer Connie Witter. They both have 2,496 votes.

Newcomer Fern Spruill received 3,007  votes and newcomer Justin Doran received 2,617 voters to each win a three-year term on the school board.

A count of provisional ballots will determine who gets the third seat, Shamsi or Witter.

Mercer County Clerk Paula Sollami Covello said there are 86 provisional ballots for Princeton, an unusually large number.

The Mercer County Board of Elections will review the ballots and voter registration records beginning today and then count the ballots later this week. The results may not be known until Friday.

Join Our Orbit

Receive Push Notifications

Click to subscribe to notifications

Events Calendar

« January 2019 » loading...
M T W T F S S
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
Wed 16

Princeton University Student Sculpture Exhibition

January 16 @ 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wed 16

Makers’ Perspectives: Old School/New School

January 16 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wed 16
Wed 16

Torah on Tap

January 16 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu 17

Body and Object Performance

January 17 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thu 17

Make a Difference: Volunteer with Youth in Need

January 17 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Thu 17

Warren Vaché: Jazz On Broad

January 17 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
%d bloggers like this: