By Dhiren Amin

November 29, 2019

On Tuesday, November 5th, Edison residents voted to elect their new representatives for the board of education. Ten residents vied for three open spots on the Board.  Mail-in ballots gave an early lead to incumbent Shannon Peng, who otherwise, was very close in the votes to Prasad-Madhukar at the polls.  Overall, Shannon Peng received the highest votes, followed by Carol Bodofsky and Shivi Prasad-Madhukar. Anthony De Amorin and Sparshil Patel, who ran on a slate with Prasad-Madhukar came a close fourth and fifth.

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Municipality

Polls

Mail-in

Total

PENG

       2,663

       1,437

       4,100

BODOFSKY

       2,573

       1,159

       3,732

PRASAD-MADHUKAR

       2,618

           967

       3,585

De AMORIN

       2,448

           913

       3,361

PATEL

       2,286

           845

       3,131

MASOOD

       2,021

       1,069

       3,090

ARESTANI

       1,706

           816

       2,522

MARSHALL

       1,652

           651

       2,303

NELSON

       1,390

           701

       2,091

MAKROPOULOS

           803

           362

       1,165

 

 

The democrats had a clean sweep in the council elections with incumbent Joe Coyle winning the race with 7,929 votes, along  with democrats Ship-Freeman, Brescher, and incumbent Patil - who secured the second highest votes at the polls but lowest among democrats when mail-in ballots were counted.

Among republicans, Mascola secured the highest number of votes, followed by Orchid, Lynch Kilic, and Shine.

 

Polls

Mail-in

Total

COYLE

        5,671

       2,258

       7,929

SHIP-FREEMAN

        5,388

       2,202

       7,590

BRESCHER

        5,357

       2,174

       7,531

PATIL

        5,414

       2,111

       7,525

MASCOLA

        3,682

       1,076

       4,758

ORCHID

        3,434

       1,021

       4,455

LYNCH KILIC

        3,327

           948

       4,275

SHINE

        3,371

           903

       4,274