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Slim Margin May Trigger A Recount In Columbus Mayor's Race

Columbus mayoral candidate Andrew Ginther is a shoo-in for November’s election. But who his opponent will be is less clear.

Franklin County Zach Scott received the second most votes in the field of four candidates. As of now, Scott leads Republican Terry Boyd by 151 votes.  

But there could be a recount.

Franklin County Board of Elections spokesman Ben Piscitelli explained how that could happen.

“That margin would have to fall to 111 votes or less to require a recount," Piscitelli said. "Outstanding absentee votes and provisional votes may narrow that margin and force a recount.”

Piscitellis said there are 1,790 absentee and 580 provisional ballots that remain uncounted. Those won’t be counted for ten days.

The elections board must certify the all votes by May 26.