NORWICH – The Chenango County Board of Election finished the absentee and military ballot counts Wednesday in two closely contested races, naming Shawn Sastri as the next City of Norwich mayor, and Timothy C. Brown as Town of North Norwich supervisor.
Democratic Party Commissioner Carol Franklin said the final results were not finished until the office had allowed a seven day window for absentee ballots to come in and another 14 day window for absentee military ballots to arrive.
Franklin said the other races that had been contested would very likely not change due to the wide margins between candidates.
“Everything will be same except library trustees in Greene and New Berlin town justice,” said Franklin explaining the those votes still needed to be counted and verified.
She said this year welcomed in a number of changes to the voting process, including nine days of early voting.
According to the the final results from the city mayor race: Sastri received 478 votes for City of Norwich mayor; Jill Osterhout-Kraft 423; Joe Maiurano 380 and incumbent Mayor Christine Carnrike received 248.
In North Norwich Timothy C. Brown had 199 votes and Robert E. Wansor 184.