After absentees counted, Pogue’s lead grows in Barre; Suhr tops Lauricella in Yates

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 10 November 2021 at 10:12 am

The absentee ballots were counted Tuesday for two close races in Orleans County. Those ballots increased the lead for Sean Pogue in Barre and Harold Suhr in Yates.

Pogue received 18 absentees and Gerald Solazzo had 13 for Barre town supervisor. Pogue, the incumbent Republican, led Solazzo 289 to 258 after the in-person ballots were counted from early voting and on Nov. 9. With the absentees, Pogue is now at 307 votes to 271 for Solazzo who ran under the independent “Voice of the Citizens.” The results are still unofficial.

There are also about 20 affidavit ballots to be counted throughout Orleans County. The deadline to certify the results is Nov. 26.

The town of Yates also had a very close race that was up in the air until the absentees were counted.

Harold Suhr had a 3-vote lead over Paul Lauricella, 256 to 253, after the early voting and Nov. 2 ballots were counted.

With the absentees, Suhr picked up 11 more votes and Lauricella gained 3 more, putting Suhr ahead 267 to 256.

Those results are unofficial and there will be a manual recount.

The write-in results from other races in the county also are still be tabulated with the results unavailable at this time.