WENY News - Unofficial Tie in Race for Van Etten Superintendent of Highways

Unofficial Tie in Race for Van Etten Superintendent of Highways

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- There is a tie in the town of Van Etten for the position of Superintendent of Highways. 

Both candidates--Tim Grippo and Nathan Emery--reportedly each earned 226 votes. However, that tie is not official yet.

So what happens next?

According to the Board of Elections, emergency ballots still need to be counted. There's also a handful of absentee ballots that have yet to come in.     
     
The board says they don't expect a final count to happen until next Tuesday.
     
"We have a whole process of what we do [in this case]," says Cindy Emmer, Democratic Election Commissioner for the Chemung County Board of Elections. "We sent out forty-three absentee ballots. Thirty-eight have come back. [But] there could be more absentee ballots coming in."

In order to count in Tuesday's final results, absentee ballots must be postmarked by Monday, November 6th. 

If those final results still show a tie, the decision will then go to the Van Etten town board. 

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