3 Candidates Lead In Teaneck Board Of Education Election

TEANECK, NJ — Three candidates have positioned themselves nicely as Bergen County reports unofficial results in Teaneck’s Board of Education race.

As of Wednesday at 1:30 p.m., Danielle Gee is out to a wide lead, while Harold K. Clark, Sr. and Damen G. Cooper are ahead for the remaining two seats on the board.

Three seats are available with six candidates running.

Here’s the unofficial tally so far:

  • Yusra Subhani — 2,441

  • Damen G. Cooper — 4,671

  • Katherine Houghton-Zatz — 2,099

  • Clara Williams — 4,110

  • Harold K. Clark, Sr. — 4,711

  • Danielle Gee — 6,616

In an Instagram post late Tuesday, Subhani appeared to concede the race.

“As Election Night comes to a close, I just want to once again thank everyone so much for joining me on this incredible journey and for all the support that has been awarded me. It was a tough ride, but it was worth it. These experiences are going to last me a lifetime, and it is all thanks to everyone who has believed in me during this endeavor,” she wrote.

Bergen County reports a total of 376,822 ballots cast, but, according to the unofficial results, only absentee and early precincts have been reported so far, with 71 of 73 in. The county has yet to make an estimate on overall voter turnout.

County Clerk John S. Hogan didn’t provide much of an update on Twitter Wednesday morning, stating that results would continue to be posted online.

“Unofficial results of the 2020 General Election will be posted on the Clerk’s website at http://bergencountyclerk.org as we receive the results from the Board of Elections,” he wrote.

Since the change to this year’s election was announced by Gov. Phil Murphy because of the coronavirus, there have been many questions about how the process will work.

Every the ballot sent through the mail had to be postmarked by Nov. 3. It must be received by your county’s election boards by 8 p.m. on Nov. 10.

“Every vote should be safe. Every vote should be secure. Every vote should be counted,” Murphy said of the process.

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This article originally appeared on the Teaneck Patch

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