Absentee ballots to be counted in 43rd Senate District primary
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RENNSSELAER COUNTY AND WASHINGTON COUNTY, N.Y. -- The process to declare a winner in the Republican primary in the 43rd Senate District continues today as absentee ballots will be counted in Rensselaer and Washington counties.
Incumbent Roy McDonald trails challenger, Saratoga County Clerk Kathy Marchione, by just 122 votes. No winner was declared following last Thursday's primary election.
The Board of Elections is also re-canvassing the ballots in each race.
A primary winner must be determined at least 32 days before the November 6th general election, so absentee ballots for that race can be mailed out in time. Absentee ballots for Columbia and Saratoga counties will be counted on Monday.
But no matter the outcome of this primary, both candidates will appear in the general election: McDonald on the Independent party line and Marchione on the Conservative line.