NUTLEY, NJ - The Essex Clerk updated the results of the May 12, 2020 Nutley Board of Commissioners (BOC) election Friday night and the results are ... unofficial. 

The election results are supposed to be finalized on Monday, May 18. At that time, the make-up of the next BOC will be known.

The people mailed their ballots and re-elected the incumbents, Dr. Joseph P. Scarpelli, Mauro Tucci, Alphonse Petracco, and Thomas Evans, with comfortable margins. The fifth seat is still a close race.

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Traditionally, the newly formed BOC selects the next mayor. In recent history, that person has been the candidate with the most votes. 

In unprecedented times like these, it only makes sense that 2020 would say "hold my beer, less have a strange election.” As of Friday night's update, Scarpelli and Tucci each ended the race with 4586 votes. Petracco is just 37 votes behind Scarpelli and Tucci.  Kelly is currently 52 votes ahead of first time candidate Maria Hamlin. 

The vote counts for the top six candidates are:

Scarpelli: 4586

Tucci: 4586

Petracco: 4549

Evans: 3379

Kelly: 2922

Hamlin: 2870

Keep in mind that these are listed as "unofficial results." The final are supposed to be 

After being sworn in on Tues. May 19, the newly reorganized Board of Commissioners will hold their first open public meeting at 7 p.m. the same day. 

The Board of Commissioners meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 19 via Zoom.

To gain access to the meeting go to zoom.us/j/98805921694. Password: 876956.

For those without computer access or mobile device you may dial into the meeting at:  (number based on your current location) US: +1 929 205 6099; +1 312 626 6799; +1 301 715 8592; +1 346 248 7799; +1 669 900 6833; or +1 253 215 8782. Meeting ID: 988 0592 1694.

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