The Mercer County Board of Elections will meet this morning to count the remainder of last week’s runoff ballots for the North and South District seats on the Trenton City Council.

Jenna Figueroa Ketenburg leads Damian Malave in the South Ward by 43 votes, 309 to 266, and Malave’s path to winning the race is extremely narrow. In the South Ward, Jennifer Williams leads Algernon Ward by 11 votes, 401 to 390, in an election that remains too close to call.

According to a request made under the state’s Open Public Records Act, 32 advance ballots were cast in North County; of these, 6 have been cast and 25 are showing registration issues related to the ballots. In the South Ward, 5 of the previous 34 have been cancelled, and another 21 have registration problems.

Six letters with medicines were sent to the Northern District and six to the Southern District.

The New Jersey Globe OPRA request was made on December 14th and completed on December 19th. However, the Trenton/Mercer branch of Our Revolution, which supports Ward, had a ballot list five days ago, according to posts they made on social media.

Mercer County Attorney Paul Adezio has not released a tally of mail-in ballots that arrived after Election Day. All ballots placed by 8:00 p.m. on December 13 will be counted.

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