The Democratic challenger in the June mayoral primary in South Amboy expects to make an official request this week for a recount, in a race that's ever-so-close. The final count - including absentee and provisional ballots - has John O'Connell losing to incumbent mayor Fred Henry (who ran off the party line) by just three votes: 580-to-577. O'Connell says it's close enough a recount could change the result. This year's mayoral primary in South Amboy was the first one challenged in the city in more than two decades. The deadline to file for a recount is Wednesday.