Irvington mayoral race tied after appeals court rules absentee vote doesn't count

The Irvington mayoral race is tied again Thursday after an appeals court ruled an absentee vote could not be counted.

During a recount, Malloy?s lawyer convinced a judge to open an absentee ballot, which gave her a one-vote lead against incumbent Republican Dennis Flood. However, last month, Flood?s lawyer took the case to the Supreme Court?s Appellate Division. In a unanimous decision, the four-judge panel ruled the extra vote couldn?t be counted.

The winner will now be decided by the Irvington Village Board. According to a law, when there is a tie, the winner will be determined by lot. Village Administrator Donald Marra says the board will decide on several options, such as a coin toss or drawing straws.

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