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Roman has two-vote lead in Verona council race

Recount likely after provisional ballots, additional VBMs shift race

By David Wildstein, May 17 2019 4:58 pm

Incumbent Alex Roman has taken a two-vote lead, 843 to 841, over challenger John Quattrocchi in the race for Verona Township Council.

Provisional ballots counted today by the Essex County Board of Elections added 9 additional votes for Quattrocchi and 5 for Roman.  Additional vote-by-mail ballots added seven for Roman and four for Quattrocchi.

Roman had led by three votes, 831 to 828, after Tuesday’s non-partisan municipal election.

The race is now expected to go to a recount.

The results could also impact the selection of a mayor.

Christine McGrath easily defeated incumbent Michael Nochimson.

McGrath gained 12 more votes after the provisional votes were counted, raising her total to 1,326.  Nochimson added 8 votes and brought his total to 825.

A fifth candidate, John Fio Rito, received 11 provisional votes, increasing his total vote to 685.

Quattrocchi has served on the school board for fifteen years.

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