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North Hudson supervisor race changes

Moore now leads Myrtle

Absentee and write-in ballots have apparently changed the outcome of the North Hudson supervisor race.

Absentee and write-in ballots have apparently changed the outcome of the North Hudson supervisor race.

— Absentee and write-in ballots have apparently changed the outcome of the North Hudson supervisor race.

Democrat Hugh Myrtle led Republican Ronald Moore, 72-69, when polls closed on Election Day with five absentee and write-in ballots outstanding.

Those ballots were counted by the Essex County Board of Elections Nov. 16 with all five going to Moore.

That gives Moore the apparent victory by a 74-72 count.

A representative for Myrtle challenged one absentee ballot from a disabled voter, but the election board dismissed the challenge.

One military ballot was sent out, but has not been returned. The due date for that ballot is Nov. 21.

Myrtle has indicated he may challenge the results in court.

All results remain unofficial until certified by the county board of elections.

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