Apparent computer error delays results in Southold judicial primary

An apparent glitch in the Suffolk County Board of Elections online results system kept the two candidates in Southold’s judicial primary guessing who the winner is after the polls closed Tuesday night.

While the system showed that 17 of 19 polling places had reported results in the race for Town Justice, only four votes had been reported. Southold officials said more than 200 people cast votes Tuesday.

By morning the results page was disabled on the Board of Elections website. A hand recount of the results is expected today.

Conservative and Independent voters were to decide between GOP incumbent Justice Rudolph Bruer or challenger Brian Hughes, a registered Republican backed by Democrats, for the two minor party lines in November.