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Unofficial Results of the South Orange Board of Trustees Election

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South Orange 2017 slate of Clarke, Hilton, and Schnall Credits: South Orange 2017
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Stephen Schnall Credits: South Orange 2017
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Karen Hilton Credits: South Orange 2017
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Walter Clake Credits: South Orange 2017
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Nureed Saeed
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Updated on May 12 at 2 p.m.

Vote has been certified by the Essex County Clerk's Office: 

It's Official: Clarke, Hilton, and Schnall Win South Orange Municipal Election

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Updated on May 10 at 9 a.m. 

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The unofficial numbers are in from the South Orange Village Clerk's office, and with official numbers still not available from the Essex County Clerk's office, the race is too close to call.

Running on a platform of "Proven Results and Fresh Perspectives, the South Orange 2017 "Row B" candidates Walter Clarke, Stephen Schnall, and Karen Hilton, are the winners based on these unofficial numbers. However, Independent candidate Nureed Saeed, at 1,170 votes, is just 22 votes behind Schnall, who has 1,192 votes.

Based on the unofficial results, Clarke received 1,293 votes, and Hilton received the most, with 1,321 votes.

6,805 votes were cast on Tuesday, by 1,841 voters, about 15% of the 12,250 registered voters, according to data from the South Orange Village Clerk's Office. There were 43 write-in votes.

Schnall and Clarke are currently on the Board of Trustees, and the third seat is held by Jeffrey DuBowy, who filled Sheena Collum's unexpired term after she was elected South Orange Village President in May 2015. DuBowy did not seek re-election.

The other South Orange Board of Trustees members are Mark Rosner, Howard Levison, and Deborah Davis Ford, whose four-year terms run through 2019.

In the 2013 election, Schnall received 1,144 votes and Clarke 1,107 votes, from a total of 6,845 votes cast.

This article will be updated when the results are certified by the Essex County Clerk's office.

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