The "Continued Good Government" team of three has won as many seats on Manchester's Township Council, the preliminary vote tally from the Office of the Municipal Clerk shows.
The team, made up of council incumbent Sam Fusaro, Planning Board Chairman James Vaccaro and newcomer to Manchester government Charles Frattini edged out William Peck who ran as "Your Conservative for a Better Manchester."
Provisional ballots are still outstanding and must be counted before the Ocean County Clerk's Office certifies the results, according to Manchester Deputy Municipal Clerk Jodi Pellicano.Candidate (Winners Bolded) Result Sam Fusaro 8,425 William Peck 7,917 Charles Frattini 8,406 James A. Vaccaro 9,503
In the presidential election, Manchester residents cast 11,591 votes for Mitt Romney and 8,857 votes for Barack Obama.
School board tallies were not yet available, though the two incumbents running for Manchester Board of Education Seats are unchallenged.
Vote tallies from Lakehurst were not immediately available Tuesday night, but this article will be updated when those totals are announced.
Earlier:With election day 2012 in full swing, personnel in Manchester's Office of the Municipal Clerk are busy fielding questions from a steady stream of residents.
The office has been fielding questions and helping residents from other municipalities find a way to vote after they came to stay with family in Manchester following the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. Staff also have helped voters find their polling locations.
One of Manchester's 40 poll locations has been relocated — those who normally vote at the Cedar Glen Homes recreation hall are voting at the Ridgeway Volunteer Fire Company headquarters on Route 571. Details on bus service to the polling place are available here. Other polling spots in Manchester and Lakehurst will remain the same.
Some have said that lines at the firehouse are longer than usual as it accommodates additional voters.
Township Clerk Sabina Skibo was out of the office and not immediately available to comment on how polling places throughout Manchester are fairing on election day.
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Four candidates are vying for three open Manchester Township Council seats and two are running unopposed for as many seats on Lakehurst's Borough Council. Two seats are available on Manchester's Board of Education and those two incumbents are seeking re-election. Lakehurst has two board of education seats available and one candidate running.
Manchester Patch will post local election results below as they become available Tuesday night. Bolded candidate names indicate winners. Results from Ocean County races can be found here.
Candidate (Two seats)
Lakehurst Borough Council
Manchester Board of EducationCandidate (Two seats) Result James Griffin Donald Webster Jr.
Lakehurst Board of EducationCandidate (Two seats) Result Kevin J. Oliver