Schenectady County

Schenectady mayor’s race too close to call (updated with final unofficial numbers)

The mayoral race is not over yet.

The mayoral race is not over yet.

After eleven months of campaigning and thousands of votes, the two men who want to be Schenectady’s next mayor are in a dead heat. The election won’t be decided until absentee ballots are counted.

Unofficial results have Alliance Party candidate Roger Hull trailing interim Mayor Gary McCarthy, 4,427-4,504. That deficit is more than covered, however, by 529 outstanding absentee ballots, according to county elections officials.

Elections officials could not say when those ballots would be counted.

The upstart Alliance Party did register one definitive victory at the polls, as Vince Riggi picked up one of four open seats on the City Council, drawing 4,317 votes. He will be joined on the council by Democrats Denise Brucker and Leesa Perazzo, who tallied 4,513 and 4,434 votes, respectively, while Democrat John Mootooveren leads fellow party member Margaret King, 4,016-4,009, for the final seat

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