NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Mathew Cumiskey and Peter DeSarno has unofficially won the three-year council seats during the Nov. 5 elections. The two Republican candidates were opposed by Democrat Candidates Rupa Kale and John Keane. Adam Smith, Rebecca Coniglio and Robert Dinerman were elected to the Board of Education (BOE).
Peter DeSarno received 2,636 votes, Cumiskey 2,540, Keane 2,224 and Kale 2,201. This unofficial tally does not include mail-in or provisional ballots. Incumbent Mayor Al Morgan ran unopposed and received 3,342 votes.
Kale and Keane issued the following statement following the election results: “Thank you to the residents of New Providence who voted today. The strong turnout demonstrates that you care deeply about your community.
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As of this evening, the results are incomplete. It is important that every vote be counted and all Vote by Mail and Provisional ballots will be counted by Friday.
We are proud of the campaign we conducted and grateful to the many volunteers who support us. We look forward to continuing the conversation we have started with our neighbors through the course of this campaign.”
There were four BOE candidates for three available seats. Newcomer Coniglio received the most votes at 2,165. Current board members Adam Smith received 2,065, Robert Dinerman 1,870 and lastly William Dibble 1,563 votes.
A total of 59.22 percent of the registered borough voters casted their ballots on the Election Day.
Check back for more details, photos and post-election remarks. The results will be updated when write-in and provisional results are calculated. There were 1,154 vote by mail ballots sent out to voters in New Providence with 738 received as of Election Day and 118 provisional votes cast.