Luck of the draw to decide Irvington town council seat

AnnGardner Eubank

by AnnGardner Eubank

LANCASTER—Now that all absentee votes have been collected and counted, town council members Bonnie J. Schaschek and Gabe del Rio III, who both ran in a special election to fill an unexpired term, have tied for the seat.

When polls closed on Election Day, November 8, Schaschek led by a vote, 152-151. Following the absentee mail-in deadline of noon, November 14, they were deadlocked at 154 votes each.

According to Lancaster County deputy registrar Kelsey Zentmyer, at 10:45 a.m. on Friday, November 18, in the voter registration office, two ping-pong balls….

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