A race that was too close to call for a day or two is now in the history books.
The Essex County Clerk’s Office certified the results of the 2017 South Orange Board of Trustees Election on Friday, May 12 — ahead of an announced deadline of May 15. The results were shared with South Orange Village Clerk Shinell Smith who shared them with Village Green.
Karen Hilton, Walter Clarke and Steve Schnall will be sworn in as members of the South Orange Board of Trustees at a regular meeting of the Board on Monday, May 22. The three will each serve four-year terms. Challenger Nureed Saeed conceded the race on Thursday, May 11, ahead of the certification after learning that the number of provisional and emergency ballots to be counted was not more than the difference in votes.
According to the information provided by Smith, the voter turnout was about 16%.
The certified results are as follows: