Waddington's incumbent supervisor and councilor apparent election losers, but absentee ballots could make the difference
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 2:49 pm

By JIMMY LAWTON

WADDINGTON – Although unofficial results show Waddington’s incumbent supervisor and council member being defeated, elections officials say at least 66 absentee ballots have not been counted.

Challenger Sandy Wright, who ran on the Democratic, Republican and Common Sense party lines appears to have won the race by 29 votes with a total of 430 votes.

Incumbent Town Supervisor Mark Scott, who ran on the United Residents party line, received 401 votes.

However elections officials say 66 absentee ballots have yet to be counted and could potentially change the outcome of the vote.

The absentee ballots could also overturn unofficial results in the race for town council, which show Republican Shaun L. Prentice beating Democratic incumbent Shirley Robinson 463 to 451.

Results of other Waddington races will not be affected by the absentee ballots.

An additional 18 absentee ballots were sent out but have not yet been returned.

Absentee ballots will be accepted until Nov. 15 as long as they were post marked by Nov. 4.

Unofficial results of the election follow:

Supervisor:

• Incumbent: Mark Scott, United Residents, 401

• Sandy Wright, Democratic, Republican, Common Sense, 430

Superintendent of Highways:

• Robert Dalton, Democratic, Liberty, 480

• David L. Putney, Republican, Conservative, Good Apple, 349

Councilors:

• Incumbent: Shirley Robinson, Democratic, Liberty, 451

• Patricia A. Van Patten, Democratic, Liberty, 572

• Shaun L. Prentice, Republican, 463