The voting tally for whether New Brunswick should have an elected board of education has narrowed even further, with an additional 242 absentee ballots pushing the tally of "yes" votes to 3,145, according to unofficial election results.
139 "no" votes were also counted via absentee ballot, bringing the "no" tally up to 3,158, a 13 vote difference.
All results are still unofficial, as mail-in ballots are still to be accepted through Friday afternoon by the Middlesex County Clerk's Office.
The question on the ballot was whether the city should switch from a board of education appointed by Mayor Jim Cahill to one that is elected by voters.
Both the supporters of an elected board and city officials against it came out to campaign their positions.
Aside from the municipal question, incumbent city council members Betsy Garlatti and Glenn Fleming were re-elected to their seats, joined by newcomer John A. Anderson.