Incumbents widen lead in Princeton school board race (updated 3:15 p.m.) ⋆ Princeton, NJ local news % – Planet Princeton

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(l-r): Princeton Board of Education incumbents Debbie Bronfeld, Susan Kanter, and Dafna Kendal. File photo by Krystal Knapp.

Election results in Mercer County have not been finalized, but it appears that the three incumbents running for the school board in Princeton will all be serving another three-year term.

Some votes are still being counted, but it would be almost impossible for challengers to win enough votes to pull ahead given the current gap.

As of 3 p.m. Wednesday, incumbent Susan Kanter was the top vote-getter with 3,210 votes. School Board President Dafna Kendal was in second with 2,996 votes, and incumbent Deb Bronfeld was in third with 2,851 votes.

Challenger Rita Rafalovsky had 2354 votes, and challenger Lisa Wu had 1,491 votes, according to unofficial county election data.

Election results were delayed in Mercer County Tuesday night because of a ballot scanning problem. Voters in the county had to drop their ballots in the scanners. The paper ballots then had to be scanned by the bipartisan county elections commission on Tuesday night. As of about 9:45 a.m. on Wednesday, ballots for about 60 districts in the county still needed to be counted, officials said.