GOP Wins Point Beach Council Race
Results in this and other NJ races not final yet
The Ocean County Clerk's website has updated vote totals this morning. All vote totals increased, but they do not change the outcome regarding who won. See chart below.
Republican Point Beach Council incumbents Stephen Reid and his running mate George "Andy" Cortes have apparently defeated their challengers, although the Ocean County clerk's office is advising that results in this and other races are not final.
The Republicans were challenged for two, three-year seats by Democrats Sharon Cadalzo and Barry Moffett and Independent Tom Davis. Given the vote spread (see results in box below), it's likely the Republicans will remain the winners, even though email and fax voting has been extended by the state to Friday.
The Point Pleasant Beach Board of Education candidates running unopposed for two, three-year seats are Michael Spader and James Ireland. (Numbers in box below.)
Results will not be official for a while. For one thing, Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno issued a directive Tuesday afternoon extending New Jersey's email and fax voting to Friday night, according to nj.com.
The article reports: "In a directive issued this afternoon, Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno instructed county clerks to accept applications for mail-in ballots by fax or e-mail through 5 p.m. today. Clerks will process those applications throughout the week, and ballots must be returned by 8 p.m. Friday."
Also, the Ocean County Clerk website states that mail-in and provisional results will not be final until Nov. 21.
And Point Beach Municipal Clerk Maryann Ellsworth reported Monday night: "Absentees have not been counted. There are about 350 out there. There were also two or three provisional ballots in each of the four districts."
The following results for higher levels of government are ONLY how Ocean County voters cast their ballots.
General Election Results
|Race||Democratic Candidate||Results||Republican Candidate||Results|
|U.S. President||Barack Obama||96,500
|U.S. Senate||Robert Menendez||93,949||Joe Kyrillos||125,361|
|Congressional||Brian Froelich||24,168||Chris Smith
|Council||Sharon Cadalzo||514||Stephen Reid||1144|
|Council||Barry Moffett||435||George "Andy" Cortes||1171|
||Tom Davis (I)
School Board Election Results
Public Question Results
|Question No. 1: Building Our Future Bond Act||94,398||83,521|
|Question No. 2: Constitutional Amendment Allowing Contributions to Be Taken From Justices' and Judges' Salaries for Their Employee Benefits||152,272||25,782|