YORKTOWN, N.Y. The race for supervisor is a virtual dead heat as former supervisor Don Peters leads former town attorney Michael Grace by just two votes with 86 percent of precincts reporting Tuesday night, according to the Westchester Board of Elections.
Three of the voting machines were impounded. A recount and absentee ballots are not expected to be tallied until next week.
With 37 of 43 districts reporting, Peters, running on the Democratic, Independence and Working Families lines, received 2,301 votes, while Grace, running on the Republican line, garnered 2,299 votes.
Current Supervisor Susan Siegel, running on the Conservative line, received 1,742 votes and will be ousted after just one term.
Despite the standstill, Grace said he was still optimistic. Three machines had been impounded and it was unclear when results from those would be known.
"Siegel got a lot more votes than I expected. But we will see what the other machines have for me, but I think it should be good, but who knows," he said. "Either way, I got in this to shake things up and no matter what happens, that's what I did."
Meanwhile, in the Town Board race, longtime incumbent Councilman Jim Martorano was defeated in the four-way contest for two seats. Restaurant owner Dave Paganelli was the top vote-getter, according to unofficial results, with 3,647. Incumbent Councilman Nick Bianco finished second with 3,383 votes.
Martorano had 2,618 votes, while Richard Campanaro was a distant fourth with 2,113 votes.
In addition, Town Justice Ilan Gilbert was trailing challenger Gary Raniolo, 3,291 to 2,860.
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