The following statement was released from "South Orange 2017" about the delayed election results:

Election Results To Be Certified By Monday May 15th

The Essex County Clerk’s Office has reported that they will not be in a position to certify the results of the election for South Orange Board of Trustees until Monday, May 15. While the process of waiting is difficult for all involved, especially the candidates and their supporters, it is of utmost importance that the county be allowed the time to definitively ensure the results of the election are correct.

Steve Schnall, Karen Hilton, and Walter Clarke, want to take this opportunity to again thank their campaign team and supporters for their enthusiasm during the campaign and now ask for their continued patience in its resolution. We also extend our best wishes to the campaign of Nureed Saeed and her supporters as we all hope for a speedy outcome.