Still no mayor-elect for Plattsburgh. More than a week after Election Day, the city is waiting to hear on a number of elections to be decided, including Plattsburgh's new mayor. The reason is the absentee ballots still have to be counted, and that will not take place until Monday.
The 1,100 ballots are not expected to change Republican Jim Calnon's lead in votes over Chris Rosenquest in the mayoral race, but they still have to be accounted for before there is an official winner.
"There will be a slight difference. I don't foresee a different winner. Normally the absentees, the voters do the same pattern as they do on the machines. That's the normal," said Susan Castine, the Democrat Commissioner of the Board of Elections.
"Commissioner Castine and myself will work as a team to open the ballots, look them over to make sure what the count is. We do it manually and we do a physical count that way. We have enough ballots that it will probably take us most of the day on Monday," said Greg Campbell, the Republican Commissioner of the Board of Elections.
Other elections still to be decided in Clinton County are Wards 2 and 5 of the City of Plattsburgh Common Council, and Area 8 of the Clinton County Legislature race.