The Orangetown supervisor’s race will remain undecided at least until Tuesday when disputed ballots may be opened before a judge.
As of Monday, Republican challenger Walter Wettje was leading Democratic incumbent Andy Stewart by 18 votes.
Republican Election Commissioner Louis Babcock said 54 disputed ballots remained to be counted.
Lawyers of the both candidates are currently preparing for briefs to be submitted to Rockland County Court Judge Victor Alfieri, who will be hearing the case at 11 a.m. Tuesday.
Babcock said he would not speculate how long it would take to find out who the winner is.
“With these kind of things, there’s no way you can estimate what’s going on,” Babcock said.