With 386 write-in votes, no resolution on second Lisbon town council seat election expected until Friday
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 5:01 pm

By JIMMY LAWTON

LISBON – Lisbon voters will have to wait until at least Friday to find out who will fill an open town council seat.

Republican Gary Jarvis earned his spot on the Lisbon Town Council with 607 votes, but a winner has not been declared for the second open seat.

Ruth C. Green of the Little Brown Church Party earned 156 votes, but 386 write-in votes were also received.

While the write-ins have not been tallied by name yet, St. Lawrence River Valley Redevelopment Agency Chairman and former St. Lawrence County Treasurer Robert McNeil announced he would run as a write-in candidate.

It is likely, although not confirmed, that McNeil garnered many of the write-in votes, but official results were not expected until after Nov. 15.

Elections officials said large number of write-ins could delay tallies, as the machines will need to be re-canvassed. That work will begin Friday, but with the large number of write in candidates, officials were unsure when the count would be completed.

Additionally, 57 absentee ballots were also issued in the Town of Lisbon, with 37 received as of Nov. 6. Those ballots will not be tallied until Nov. 15.

Unofficial election results in Lisbon follow:

Supervisor:

• Incumbent: James W. Armstrong, Republican, 627

• Patrick J. Green, Little Brown Church, 91

Superintendent of Highways:

• Incumbent: Timothy G. Dow, Republican, 624

• Alan L. Livingstone Jr., Little Brown Church, 92

Town Justice:

• Incumbent: Philip D. Fonda, Republican, 637

• RL W. Green, Little Brown Church, 82