The absentee and affidavit ballots were counted today at the Board of Elections, and although Linda Mussmann had a strong showing, particularly in the Second Ward, Nick Haddad retained his significant lead. Haddad picked up 44 votes to Mussmann's 41 to make the still unofficial tally 363 (Haddad) to 198 (Mussmann). Republican Bill Hallenbeck, who according to the Register-Star got 22 votes in the Democratic write-in primary last Tuesday, picked up another 8 votes from absentee ballots.
Here's the ward-by-ward count of absentee and affidavit ballots.
In the alderman and supervisor races in the First Ward, David Marston picked up 12 votes, Larissa Thomas 11, and Geeta Cheddie 2 to make their totals 89 (Marston), 87 (Thomas), and 26 (Cheddie). Sarah Sterling received 12 votes and John Musall 2 to make their totals 86 (Sterling) to 26 (Musall).
In the Third Ward, Ellen Thurston picked 15 votes and Glenn Martin 2, making the totals there 109 (Thurston) to 18 (Martin).
Although all the votes have now been counted, the final tallies are still unofficial.