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Absentee ballots in 4 close races will be opened today

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 12 November 2013 at 12:00 am

One week after a very close election in four town races, we will find out who won this morning.

The Board of Elections will open absentee ballots, beginning at 9 a.m. at the elections office.

Of the four races, the Albion town supervisor contest is the closest. Jake Olles is ahead of Matt Passarell by 1 vote, 476-475. Both candidates are town councilmen vying to replace Dennis Stirk, who didn’t seek re-election.

In Barre, it was also close in the race to succeed Alan Jones as town justice. Richard DeCarlo Jr. has a nine-vote lead over Rick Root, 205 to 196.

Two races for highway superintendent are very close. In Carlton, incumbent David Krull is ahead of Paul Snook, 403 to 394.

In Ridgeway, Ray Wendling has an eight-vote lead, 570 to 562, over incumbent Mark Goheen.

Orleans Hub will post the results later this morning.