From the Asbury Park Press–
KEYPORT — It’s back to square one in the razor-thin election between Democratic incumbent councilwoman Christian Bolte and Republican challenger Edward Burlew after an official recount by the Board of Elections Tuesday afternoon shifted one of provisional ballots over to Burlew, creating a dead heat tie at 1,064 votes apiece, officials said.
The result: According to Monmouth County election law, requires a brand new election be held for the Keyport Borough Council seat.
Keyport Borough Clerk Valerie Heilweil must now set a new election date – likely to be set on Jan 12.
Keyport will be required to foot the bill, said Leah Falk, chairwoman of the Monmouth County Board of Elections, who oversaw the election re-count at Board of Election headquarters in Freehold Tuesday.