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Unofficial Results: Burdette Ousts Hanley; Reier, Hopkins Reelected

Patch posts live updates from Bel Air Town Hall leading up to and immediately following the vote count Tuesday.

8:39 p.m. The unofficial election results are as follows:

Robert Reier with 463 votes

Edward Hopkins with 422 votes

Susan Burdette with 368 votes

Greg Adolph with 312 votes

Terence Hanley with 206 votes

8:31 p.m. Candidates and media have returned to the polling area.

8:19 p.m. Mayor David Carey poked his head in the room where everyone is waiting.

8:13 p.m. The votes are still being counted.

8:03 p.m. The room is buzzing with chatter as everyone awaits the preliminary election results.

8:00 p.m. The candidates and supporters are discussing why provisional and absentee votes will not be counted tonight. Joyce Oliver, town employee, explained this is done to protect the identity of provisional voters.

7:58 p.m. There were five absentee ballots and eight provisional ballots cast, which means the absentee votes, will not be counted. The final votes will be counted at 10 a.m. Thursday.

7:56 p.m. Candidates, supporters and members of the media are being ushered into a back room as election judges start closing polls and prepare to count votes.

7:49 p.m. Candidates, their families and supporters are gathering outside town hall with 11 minutes remaining until polls close.

7:43 p.m. Exactly 692 ballots had been cast.

7:40 p.m. several cars honk in support of candidates as they drive by town hall.

7:29 p.m. “I almost forgot to vote,” Hanley said with a laugh as he walked out of town hall.

7:28 p.m. At the candidates' forum hosted by Patch, Hanley said he wanted the board to return as it stood with fellow incumbents Robert Reier and Edward Hopkins rejoining him on the dais.

7:25 p.m. Hanley enters town hall to cast his vote. 

7:21 p.m. Incumbent commissioner Terence Hanley and board hopeful Greg Adolph continue to hold signs and talk to voters as they arrive.

Eric bel air November 09, 2011 at 01:43 AM
oh wow... looks like there will be some changes...
Phil Dirt November 09, 2011 at 01:55 AM
Kirsten, thanks for waiting it out and being the first to let us know (it's still not on that other site). Good news!

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