The Monmouth County Clerk's Office is still busy counting provisional ballots cast for the Nov. 6 election. However, early results show two candidates taking a small lead for the write-in positions on the Matawan Aberdeen Board of Education.
According to the unofficial election results, available on the county website, Joelle Nappi has taken a slight lead over her fellow candidates for the one-year unexpired term in Aberdeen. The unofficial results also show Kathleen Gentile taking the lead for the three-year term in Matawan. However, neither candidate has a large enough lead for a winner to be determined until all votes are tallied and the official results are available.
No one was on the ballot for either term and all candidates ran as write-ins.
The County Clerk's Office said they anticipate official results will be available during the first week of December.
Here are the unofficial results as of 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 28:Write-In Candidate, Aberdeen
Art Perri 82 19.03% Joelle Nappi 91 21.11% Patricia Phillips 49 11.37% L. William Lamb 17 3.94% Write-In Candidate, Matawan
Vote Count Percentage James Shea 56 17.72% Kathleen Gentile 79 25.00%
Editor's note: The percentages in the chart above do not equal 100% because there are still votes to be counted.