After consultation with the clerk of the township, Children First understand that current ballot totals for the Township of Union Board of Education are as follows, before provisional ballots are counted:

Linda Richardson  4016

Vito Nufrio             3446

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Sherry Higgins      3372

Nancy Zuena        3166

Michelle Schulz     2811

Ronald McDowell  3348

On the machine tabulations, and again after voter by mail and manual ballots are added, Sherry Higgins currently has 24 more votes than Ronald McDowell, with 119 provisional ballots to be counted. It is our understanding that the ballots will be analyzed and counted on Thursday, November 9 at 4:00 p.m. at the Union County Election Board in Elizabeth.

Children First would like to congratulate Linda Richardson and Vito Nufrio for their victories yesterday. Children First looks forward to the final totals after the 119 provisional ballots are processed,