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Essex County goes to the polls

Kristy Sprague, running unopposed, received heavy support to serve another term as Essex County District Attorney.

Kristy Sprague, running unopposed, received heavy support to serve another term as Essex County District Attorney.

— Voters in Essex County also showed approval for Proposition 1, the authorization of casino gambling, 4,475-3,258. Proposition 2, giving additional Civil Service Credit for veterans with disabilities certified post-appointment, also received the approval of county voters, 6,240-1,172. Proposition 3, exclusion of indebtedness contracted for sewage facilities, received a 4,719-2,224 favorable vote from the county. Proposition Four settling a disputed title within the Forest Preserve was favored 5,498-1,754; as was Proposition 5, allowing for a land swap between the state and NYCO Minerals in Lewis, 5,950-1,715.

Proposition 6, which would have increased the age limit for certain state justices, was not favored by county voters, who polled 4,254-3,040 against.

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