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Rensselaer Falls Trustees reelected; Lisbon awaits absentees

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RENSSELAER FALLS – In the village of Rensselaer Falls only 5 absentees remain to be counted and Trustees Connie McAllister and Travis Dox have effectively won reelection.

Ms. McAllister won with 22 votes and Mr. Dox won with 18 votes. None of the other write ins managed to receive more than 2 votes each.

But the St. Lawrence County Board of Elections isn’t ready to give an official result for the Nov. 6 election just yet.

“We are not beginning the process of counting absentees until Friday,” said Democratic Commissioner of Elections Jennie H. Bacon.

With 107 absentee ballots left to be counted in Lisbon, it still isn’t known who will fill in for the last year of former Town Council Member C. Roger Shoen’s four year term.

Mr. Shoen resigned in April.

Ms. Bacon said, so far, Marc McDonell, a retired State Trooper who served around Ogdensburg and Canton, has received 81 votes.

Former St. Lawrence County Sheriff Gary J. Jarvis has garnered 127 votes.

Keystone Road farmer Patrick J. Green has landed 44 votes.

Each of these men could, theoretically, make it into the empty seat if enough absentee ballots swing their way.

Without knowing who will fill in for Mr. Shoen, Lisbon Town Clerk Donna D. McBath said Wednesday’s Town Council meeting will “be the usual suspects because we don’t have the total amount [of votes counted].”

Ms. McBath said the Town Council may wait until January to swear in the next Council Member.

Ms. Bacon said she doesn’t expect the certified results to be ready until the end of November.

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