The Ocean County Clerk's website has updated vote totals this morning. All vote totals increased, but they do not change the outcome regarding who won. See chart below.
Republican Point Beach Council incumbents Stephen Reid and his running mate George "Andy" Cortes have apparently defeated their challengers, although the Ocean County clerk's office is advising that results in this and other races are not final.
The Republicans were challenged for two, three-year seats by Democrats Sharon Cadalzo and Barry Moffett and Independent Tom Davis. Given the vote spread (see results in box below), it's likely the Republicans will remain the winners, even though email and fax voting has been extended by the state to Friday.
Michael Spader and James Ireland. (Numbers in box below.)
Results will not be official for a while. For one thing, Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno issued a directive Tuesday afternoon extending New Jersey's email and fax voting to Friday night, according to nj.com.
The article reports: "In a directive issued this afternoon, Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno instructed county clerks to accept applications for mail-in ballots by fax or e-mail through 5 p.m. today. Clerks will process those applications throughout the week, and ballots must be returned by 8 p.m. Friday."
Also, the Ocean County Clerk website states that mail-in and provisional results will not be final until Nov. 21.
And Point Beach Municipal Clerk Maryann Ellsworth reported Monday night: "Absentees have not been counted. There are about 350 out there. There were also two or three provisional ballots in each of the four districts."
The following results for higher levels of government are ONLY how Ocean County voters cast their ballots.
General Election ResultsRace Democratic Candidate Results Republican Candidate Results U.S. President Barack Obama 96,500
Mitt Romney 138,594 U.S. Senate Robert Menendez 93,949 Joe Kyrillos 125,361 Congressional Brian Froelich 24,168 Chris Smith
56,536 Council Sharon Cadalzo 514 Stephen Reid 1144 Council Barry Moffett 435 George "Andy" Cortes 1171 Council
Tom Davis (I)
School Board Election ResultsCandidate Results Michael Spader