Officials from the Hudson County Board of Elections confirmed Wednesday afternoon that a box of 79 additional absentee ballots for the Hoboken mayor's race was discovered in the county elections office. The absentee ballots will be certified and will count, officials said.
There was also a meeting at the office scheduled for Wednesday afternoon to talk about remaining questions and provisional ballots in Tuesday's Hoboken mayoral election, and the results of all the voting may not be available until Friday, according to officials.
As reported earlier, Dawn Zimmer is slightly ahead in the machine votes, while many of the more than 700 absentee ballots gave Peter Cammarano the lead.
In any case, Zimmer's council slate of Carol Marsh, Ravi Bhalla, and David Mello likely won the three open council-at-large seats, despite the confusion over the mayor's seat.
The new officials will be sworn in during the first week in July...unless, of course, the election is not decided by then.
We will publish more as the story develops.