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Belmar Council Incumbent Brennan Edges Out Vallario By Two Votes After Recount

November 29, 2017

FREEHOLD, NJ — The addition of five mail-in votes in the Belmar Council recount gives Democratic incumbent Thomas Brennan the victory over Republican challenger Joshua Vallario by a two-vote margin.

In a seesaw battle since the November 7 election, Vallario was leading Brennan 993 to 992 votes until Monmouth County Board of Election officials conducted the recount this morning, giving ...

Belmar Recount Slated for November 29 by County Election Officials in One-Vote Council Race

FREEHOLD, NJ — Monmouth County election officials have set November 29 as the date for the recount in the Belmar Council race between Democratic incumbent Thomas Brennan, who lost the election by one vote to Republican newcomer Joshua Vallario.

The recount will involve all the paper mail-in ballots, and the tapes from the voting machines, which are printed out again, according to a ...

Belmar Incumbent Brennan to Seek Hand Recount of Mail-In Ballots in One-Vote Loss to Newcomer Vallario

BELMAR, NJ — Democratic incumbent Thomas Brennan said he will seek a hand recount of the mail-in ballots in his re-election bid for the Belmar Council, which has him losing the race by one vote to GOP newcomer Joshua Vallario.

The recount request is being made based on a discrepancy in the number of mail-in ballots that were officially added to the vote tally on election night, according ...

Newcomer Vallario Wins By One Vote in Belmar Council Race, Brennan to Ask for Recount

BELMAR, NJ — Republican newcomer Joshua Vallario narrowly defeated Democratic incumbent Thomas W. Brennan by one vote in the race for borough council, after county election officials today added 14 provisional ballots to the tally.

The official vote count now stands at 993 for Vallario, including eight of those votes, and 992 for Brennan who received six more votes, according to a ...

Belmar Council Race: Brennan Leads Vallario by One Vote with 16 Provisional Ballots Pending

BELMAR, NJ — With the mail-in votes tallied, Democratic incumbent Thomas W. Brennan is leading Republican newcomer Joshua Vallario by one vote — 986 to 985. However, still needed to be verified are 16 provisional ballots, which are paper ballots used at the polls when a voter eligibility cannot be determined by the voting district board.

These voters’ eligibility must be ...

Lake Como Council Democrats Re-Elected Unopposed, School Board Incumbents Top Newcomer

LAKE COMO, NJ — In Tuesday's election to the Lake Como Council, the three Democrats who ran unopposed tallied the following votes: incumbent Kevin Higgins, 300, Christopher D’Antuono, 293, John Carvelli, 292. While Higgins and Carvelli ran for full three-year terms, D’Antuono was elected to complete the one year left on the term to which he was appointed in ...

Monmouth County Prosecutor, N.J Attorney General: Prepared for Election Day Issues

FREEHOLD, NJ — Representatives from the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office will be available to assist voters with questions of fraudulent voting, illegal voting and voter intimidation, announced Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

On Election Day, these representatives will respond to reports of individuals casting a fraudulent vote, or attempting to cast an ...

Belmar Council Candidates: Where They Stand on the Issues, Priorities for Borough

BELMAR, NJ — TAPinto Belmar/Lake Como asked the two candidates vying for the three-year seat on the Belmar Council — incumbent Thomas W. Brennan and newcomer Joshua Vallario — questions on their qualifications, important issues facing the borough and their top priorities if re-elected or elected. Here is what they said, in their own words.

THOMAS W. BRENNAN
Brennan, 61, of ...

Lake Como Council Candidates: Setting their Priority Agendas for Borough

LAKE COMO, NJ — Three Democrat candidates are running unopposed for three seats on the Lake Como Council — incumbents John Carvelli and Kevin Higgins are seeking full three-year terms and Christopher D’Antuono is vying for a one-year unexpired term.

TAPinto Belmar/Lake Como asked the candidates questions on their qualifications, important issues facing the borough and their ...

Public Question #1: Library Construction Bond Act Explained

Editor’s Note: This is the first of three stories on the public questions that will be on next Tuesday’s ballot in Monmouth County.

In addition to casting votes in statewide, county and local elections on November 7, Monmouth County voters will also be asked three public questions. The first two are statewide questions focusing on how to spend the public’s ...

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