POUGHKEEPSIE – The four-way Poughkeepsie mayoral race for the Democratic line in the November general election has the top two candidates two votes apart.
According to unofficial results from the Dutchess County Board of Elections, Randy Johnson has 536 votes to Kenneth Levinson’s 534 votes. Robert Mallory pulled 363 votes and Lance Hardy scored 202 votes. There were 20 write-ins.
Ballot recounts will likely decide the winner.
The winner will face Robert Rolison in November.
Rolison, the current chairman of the Dutchess County Legislature, won a decisive victory for the Republican line in the general election, defeating Jere Tierney by a margin of 500 votes to Tierney’s 186. There were four write-ins.