DeRuyter wins school board seat; voter turnout down 64% from last year


October 11, 2023

First-time candidate John DeRuyter won a three-year term on the school board in the only contested race in the Oct. 3 municipal election, which drew the fewest number of voters to the polls in years.

The turnout was down 64% from last year’s election, when the mayor’s office and two bond issues were on the ballot.

The borough assembly certified the election results on Oct. 5, with 192 votes cast on election day and 26 absentee and early votes added to the count. The total of 218 ballots is down from 602 votes cast in the 2022 election; 486 votes in 2021; 485 in 2020; and 406 in 2019.


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