The results of the November 3, 2015 Board of Education election in Asbury Park, and the municipal races in Neptune City and Spring Lake Heights will be rechecked and recounted on Tuesday, November 24 at 10 am, at the Board of Elections Office in Freehold, pursuant to Judge Katie A. Gummer’s Orders.
The rechecks and recounts were requested via Petitions filed by Allan C. Roth, a Springfield, NJ attorney, on behalf of Asbury Park Board of Education candidate Barbara Lesiniski, Spring Lake Heights Council candidate Nathaniel Novak and Michael Skudera, a candidate for Council in Neptune City.
As of the qualification and counting of provision ballots on November 9, Lesiniski is trailing Shelia Etienne by 6 votes for a seat on the Asbury Park Board of Education. Novack is trailing Robert Merriken by one vote for a seat on the Spring Lake Height Council and Skudera (not the same Michael Skudera who if a former Tinton Falls mayor) is trailing Councilman Richard Pryor for a three year term on the Neptune City governing body.
The recounts and rechecks will not include a reconsideration of Vote-By-Mail ballots or Provisional Ballots that were disqualified by the Board of Elections. The decisions of the Board of Elections regarding those ballots can be challenged through an Election Contest. The candidates and Partys have until December 3 to file Election Contests.