Michael Jackson is leading in the four-person 1st Ward special election as the ballots are being counted.
The election vote count so far is as follows:
Michael Jackson ( 700 )
Bernard Jones ( 332 )
Manny Martinez ( 430 )
Veronica Ovalles ( 152 )
The results are subject to change as the ballots are being counted.
Alveria Spencer, who withdrew, was still listed on the ballot. She withdrew after the ballots were printed.
Final update: Michael Jackson captures Paterson’s 1st Ward council seat.