Absentees will be counted Nov. 9 in close Barre, Yates races

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 3 November 2021 at 10:39 am

The winners for some of the elected positions in Barre and Yates won’t be known until Nov. 9 when absentee ballots are counted by the Orleans County Board of Elections.

Yates has the closest race right now after the ballots were counted from early voting and at the polls on Tuesday. Harold Suhr is ahead of Paul Lauricella by 3 votes, 256 to 253, for a spot on the Yates Town Board.

The Board of Elections has received 18 absentees so far from Yates voters and 31 were sent out.

In Barre, Sean Pogue has a 31-vote lead over Gerald Solazzo for town supervisor, 289 to 258. The Board of Elections has received 26 absentees so far and 45 were sent out so the number received could increase.

The Board of Elections today will also be counting the write-in votes throughout the county. In Barre, there were 427 write-ins. Steve Harling and Tom Decker ran a write-in campaign together for the Town Board. George McKenna, 346 votes, and David Waters, 336, combined have 682 votes, well ahead the write-in tally.