NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The three incumbents running for the Board of Education are leading in preliminary results released by the Middlesex County Clerk’s Office on Tuesday night.

Edward Spencer (344 votes), Jennifer Sevilla (336) and Diana Solis (332) are leading in their re-election efforts.

Challengers Linda Stork (241), Jenifer Garcia Pelaez (204) and Matthew Rivera (199) ran together under the Students First banner.

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The residents of New Brunswick went to the polls starting this morning to vote on the three Board of Education seats up for grabs.

Although polls closed at 8 p.m., the results of the election may not be official for several days. For one thing, mail-in ballots can be counted if they arrive at the Board of Education by Thursday so long as they are postmarked today (Tuesday, April 20).

Spencer received 170 machine votes and 174 mail-in ones, Sevilla received 171 machine votes and 165 mail-in ones and Solis received 169 machine votes and 163 mail-in ones.

For the challengers, Stork received 100 machine votes and 141 mail-in ones, Garcia Pelaez received 96 machine votes and 108 mail-in ones and Rivera received 94 machine votes and 105 mail-in ones.

There were four write-in votes cast.

Based on preliminary voting, the 2021-22 school budget received 405 yes votes and 105 no votes.