I made the mistake once of stating who had won before the absentee and early ballots had been added to the in-person votes.
There are 468 more votes that will be added until the almost-final results are posted on the McHenry County Clerk’s web site. (“Almost final” because there could be absentee votes that arrive after the election, which would also be counted.)
So far, Pam Fender is running number one, Marty Waitzman is second and incumbent Township Supervisor is in third place.
The spread is 150 votes, one-third of the missing ballots.
So any of the three could conceivably win.
Races for the other two major offices are less in doubt.
Assessor candidate Al Zielinski is ahead of incumbent Bill Ottley by 204 votes. It’s not that he could not lose, but the odds are against it.
With an even bigger lead is Tom Poznanski. He is ahead by 389 votes. It is unlikely that his challenger can pick up that many votes out of the 458 not yet included.