Three runoff elections are taking place today in Manchester Township, where incumbent Mayor Rob Hudak is squaring off against Rob Arace, while Joan Brush and Tim Poss – Hudak’s running mates – are going to head-to-head with Joseph Hankins and Roxanne Conniff, who are running with Arace, for township committee spots.
The polls opened at 6 am and will remain open until 8 pm.
Hudak, who has had a solid relationship with frum residents in Manchester, received the most votes in the November 8th election, but fell 1,009 votes short of getting 50% of the total vote share in the 3-way race, forcing an automatic runoff between him and the next top vote-getter, Rob Arace.
Arace in recent weeks has been seen canvassing Manchester’s neighborhoods for votes and has sent numerous flyers to local homes, most of them attacking Hudak for his supposed support of “overdevelopment.”
Hudak, on the other hand, has exhibited a quiet confidence, with a deep base of support in the township likely to get him reelected to his position.
However, like with most runoff elections, turnout is expected to be low, thus making every vote crucial.