The results are unofficial until the town election board certifies them later this week.

Incumbent Drew Chas and new candidates Aaron Blythe and James Royston received the most votes for three seats on Middletown Council in the election today, March 4.

The unofficial results were announced at about 8:30 p.m. at town hall as follows:

Drew Chas, 429 votes;

Aaron Blythe, 391 votes;

James Royston, 388 votes;

James Carns, 130 votes.

The four candidates were running for three seats, with terms of two years each.

Incumbents Jason Faulkner and Howard Young didn't run for re-election.

Mayor Ken Branner ran unopposed for re-election for a two-year term and received 442 votes.

Town spokeswoman Kristen Krenzer said 492 people voted in person at town hall, 10 absentee ballots were received and there were two write-in votes.

The election board is scheduled to officially certify the results later this week, and then the newly-elected councilmen will be sworn in at the next meeting of the mayor and council Monday, March 11 at 7:30 p.m.