Live Updates from Newark on Caldwell Provisional Ballot Count

Updated at 5:30 p.m 
O'Donnell and Capozzoli have officially won the election

CALDWELL, NJ -  Last week's municipal election in Caldwell for two council seats ended with a very tight vote count separated by only 15 votes from the lowest to the highest recorded votes. Linda von Nessi, clerk of the Essex County Board of Elections, is scheduled to meet with her staff Tuesday afternoon at 5 p.m. to review the 15 outstanding and uncounted provisional ballots. 

Present for today's meeting are Essex County Clerk Chris Durkin, Caldwell Mayor Ann Dassing, candidates Thomas O’Donnell and Pasquale Capozzoli and Michael Rubin, the attorney for the Caldwell Democratic Committee.  

Nov. 5 Election Results
With absentees added to the totals, the results on Tuesday were as follows:

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  • Thomas O’Donnell (R) - 1080

    Credit: Thomas O’Donnell
  • Pasquale Capozzoli (R) - 1075

    Pasquale Capozzoli
  • Maureen McNish (D) - 1071 

    Credit: Maureen McNish
  • Grace Kerrigan (D) - 1065 

    Credit: Grace Kerrigan

9 ballots are being counted. One other that had been rejected is now back in. 
Total of 10 to be counted. 

1. O’Donnell and Capozzoli
2. Kerrigan 
3. Kerrigan  and O’Donnell
4. no council votes
5. O’Donnell and Capozzoli
6. O’Donnell and Capozzoli
7. McNish and Kerrigan
8. O’Donnell and Capozzoli
9. O’Donnell and Capozzoli
10. McNish and Kerrigan 

After today's provisional vote count, the official results now stand as follows:

  • Thomas O’Donnell (R) - 1080 + 6 provisionals =   1086 TOTAL
  • Pasquale Capozzoli (R) - 1075 + 5 provisionals =   1080 TOTAL 
  • Maureen McNish (D) - 1071 + 2 provisionals =   1073 TOTAL 
  • Grace Kerrigan (D) - 1065 + 4 provisionals =   1069 TOTAL

O’Donnell and Capozzoli will be sworn in at the Jan. 1, 2014 meeting of the Caldwell governing body and will serve for three years. 



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