11/02/2014 11:55 EST | Updated 01/02/2015 05:59 EST

Angela Mancini set to win the English Montreal School Board election

Incumbent Angela Mancini is poised to beat Anne Lagacé Dowson in the hotly-contested race for the English Montreal School Board chairperson.

She's had the job since 2007.

As of 11:45p.m. EST on Sunday, she was leading the race 10,117 to 6,074.

The EMSB vote was a neck-and-neck battle early in the night, with Mancini pulling ahead only around 11p.m. EST.

The election campaign was mired in controversy. Many English voters were left off the voters' list. Others arrived at polling stations to discover a line-up of 100 people in front of them.

An election official told CBC News the final results will be announced on Monday.