RIDGEWOOD, NJ — Ridgewood's vote-by-mail elections for three village council and three school board seats are today, but thanks to the nature of the election, results will not be available tonight.
Ballots postmarked on or before election day and received by 8 p.m. Thursday may be counted. Counting of mail-in ballots will continue Wednesday and Thursday.
On the village council, five candidates are running for three seats. Bernadette Coghlan-Walsh is the lone incumbent, and other candidates include Lorraine Reynolds, Pamela Perron, Mahmoud Hamza and Sergio Alegre.
On the board of education, three board seats and the annual school budget are on the ballot. Two board seats are three-year terms, the other is an unexpired one-year term.
Candidates include for the three-year terms include Dan Creed, Saurabh Dani and Michael Lembo. Hyunju Kwak and Muhammad Mahmoud are running for the unexpired one-year term.
Patch will post updates and results as they come.
Here are the candidates for the village council:
- Bernadette Coghlan-Walsh
- Lorraine Reynolds
- Pamela Perron
- Mahmoud Hamza
- Sergio Alegre
And board of education:
- Dan Creed — three-year term
- Saurabh Dani — three-year term
- Michael Lembo — three-year term
- Hyunju Kwak — one-year term
- Muhammad Mahmoud — one-year term
The candidates talked to The Record about how they expect to help Ridgewood recover amid the coronavirus. You can read that here: https://njersy.co/3cto3l5