Believe it or not, there are still ballots left to be counted from last night’s Gubernatorial election. Specifically, there are a number of vote by mail ballots that have not yet been accounted for in a number of areas throughout the state. For example, I am a voter in Mount Arlington in Morris County and my vote by mail ballot hasn’t been recorded on the county’s unofficial election results for the borough yet.
Earlier today I sent an e-mail to the County Clerk asking about when the vote by mail ballots would be posted. Here is my e-mail:
In reviewing the election results from last night I noticed that none of the absentee/vote by mail ballots have been tallied. As a vote by mail voter, this concerns me. Could you let me know when these votes will be tallied and added to the MorrisElectionResults.org website?
This is the response that I received:
I am emailing you on behalf of the County Clerk, Joan Bramhall regarding your question about the Mail In Ballots. The Board of Elections is responsible for counting the ballots and they were still counting them past 12am last night. We did receive the count this morning and they should be uploaded to the web before noon today.
That’s a sufficient response for me. I’ll keep checking back to the link above to see when my vote by mail ballot is going to hit. Should 1:00pm or 2:00pm roll around and that unofficial election results page not be updated, I’ll have to contact the County Clerk’s office again. In any event, I’m sure that there aren’t enough vote by mail ballots out there to swing the Gubernatorial election – especially when some of those voters cast their vote for Christie, like I did.