The mayor’s race is even tighter than Democrats thought last night.
Of the 530 absentee ballots yet to be counted in the Schenectady race, the Democrats thought 400 were from registered Democrats.
But Board of Elections Commissioner Brian Quail said only 218 of the absentees are from Democrats.
Republicans sent in 206 ballots. Voters who are not registered with any party sent in 72 ballots.
There are also 12 absentees from Conservatives, one from a voter registered with the Working Families Party, and 20 from Independence members.
The election commissioners hope to start counting on Monday. Quail predicted the mayor’s race will be decided by late November, but warned it could drag on into the beginning of December.
Currently, Democrat and Acting Mayor Gary McCarthy is 77 votes ahead of Alliance Party founder Roger Hull, out of nearly 9,000 votes cast.
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