District 16 Assembly Race Too Close to Call

Report says Simon held small lead over Corfield.

With provisional and email or fax votes playing havoc in many municipalities, counties and districts throughout the state on Tuesday, one of the many races that was too close to call at the end of election day appeared to be the District 16 Assembly race. 

Incumbent Donna Simon (R) held a slight lead over Democratic challenger Marie Corfield, according to a report on MyCentralJersey.com.

After Sandy displaced thousands of New Jersey residents, Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno signed an order allowing voters to submit a mail-in ballot application by email or fax. That has made things more uncertain than usual at the end of election day in many cases. 

The deadline for electronic voting had been extended after email and fax ballots caused headaches Tuesday throughout the state. Once an application was processed by the 5 p.m. deadline on Tuesday, the voter has until Friday at 8 p.m. to submit the ballot and waiver of secrecy.

That made an approximate 2,000 vote lead for Simon after polling Tuesday too tight to call the race.


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