The Mercer County Clerk, Paula Sollami-Covello, has announced that all the ballots, except the provisionals, have been counted. (Provisional ballots are used when there is a problem with your voter registration on election day and your identification has to be matched up with the ballot). Provisional ballot numbers left to count are: Hopewell Township – 338, Hopewell Borough – 59, Pennington Borough – 48.
In Hopewell Township, Mayor Courtney Peters-Manning (pictured above) and running-mate David Chait won handily in the race for two Township Committee seats:
In Hopewell Borough and Pennington Borough the Council seats were uncontested with incumbent David Mackie and newcomer Krista Weaver elected in Hopewell Borough and Chico Marciante and Kati Angarone resuming their seats in Pennington.
Hopewell Township also hosted a contest among Fire Commissioners with results to date as follows:
The races for Fire Commissioner in the boroughs were uncontested; Charles S. Morehouse and John W. Blasi are Fire Commissioners in Hopewell Borough; Robert M. DiFalco and Brian Hofacker are Fire Commissioners in Pennington.
For HVRSD Board of Education representatives, Mark J. Peters will represent Hopewell Borough and Michael Wilson will represent one of the two open seats in Hopewell Township. The results of the write-in ballots for the second Hopewell Township Board of Education seat have not yet been published.There was no School Board election in Pennington Borough.
To see the results of other races in Mercer County, click here
Sollami-Covello said that approximately 5,237 provisional ballots County-wide are in the process of being reviewed and that one hundred-ninety-nine scanning tabulating machines distributed at all polling stations serving 243 districts have been retrieved and secured.
“The Office of the Mercer County Superintendent of Elections will continue to work through this process to ensure that all votes cast are counted,” said Nathaniel Walker, Superintendent of Elections. “We remain committed to ensuring the integrity of our elections.”
“Our goal is for the bipartisan Board of Elections Commissioners to adjudicate and count the remaining provisional ballots prior to the November 21 candidate’s certification deadline,” said Walker. “I wish to thank the hardworking employees of the Board of Elections for their time and attention devoted to the task of retrieving voting machines in a small timeframe and making sure every ballot was properly counted.”
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