SPARTA, NJ – The 2019 ballot had only a few contested elections. The two assembly seats and for Sparta, three board of education seats.
The unofficial results: Kim Bragg, Kurt Morris and Niamh Grano have won the board of education seats. Parker Space and Harold Wirths won the assembly seats. Both questions on the ballot were approved.
Sparta Board of Education:
- William Washer 1127 plus 216 mail-ins for 1343 total
- Todd Muth 981 plus 170 mail-ins for 1,151 total
- Kim Bragg 2591 plus 460 mail-ins for 3,051 total
- Kurt Morris 2370 plus 387 mail-ins for 2,757 total
- Niamh Grano 2304 plus 393 mail-ins for 2697 total
The District 24 Assembly:
- Parker Space 19,680 plus 2,555 mail-ins for 22,235 total
- Harold Wirths 18,597 plus 2,443 mail-ins for 21,040 total
- Deana Lykins 8439 plus 1676 mail-ins for 10,115 total
- Dan Soloman Smith 7,430 plus 1529 mail-ins for 8,959 total
Voters also had two ballot questions to consider.
The first was a constitutional amendment question, asking if certain veterans’ benefits should be allowed to be transferred to a continuing care facility where they are residing. The voters approved the question by a wide margin in Sussex County:
- Yes -22, 846 plus 3588 mail-ins for total 26,434
- No – 5,761 plus 656 mail-ins for total 6326
The second question asked voters if the Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders should cooperate with the Unites States Immigration and Customs Enforcement or ICE, allowing ICE agents to use resources owned or operated by the county. The voters also approve by a wide margin:
- Yes- 19,285 plus mail ins 2601 for total 21,886
- No – 9,264 plus mail ins 1635 for total 10,899
These are unofficial results. Sussex County Clerk said the provisional ballots are not included in these totals. Additionally, any mail in ballots post marked within the next 48 hours will be added to the totals.