Excitement and uneasiness filled the air for Republicans in the East Bronx Tuesday night with a tightly contested race between City Council District 13 candidates Kristy Marmorato and George Havranek. Even though Marmorato was within a stone’s throw of victory, the race will move onto a second round of vote tabulations thanks to ranked-choice voting.
The winner is expected to be announced on July 5.
Ranked-choice voting requires candidates to exceed a 50%-vote threshold in order to win. Marmorato came close, reaching nearly 48% with 870 votes and just over 96% of scanners reporting, as Havranek trailed behind her with nearly 44% and 796 votes, according to unofficial tallies by the city Board of Elections (BOE).