The Cherokee County Board of Elections and Registration will meet at 4 p.m. Friday at the Stone Elections building in downtown Canton to review the results.
Elections Supervisor Janet Munda said the board will certify the results as well as review which 37 provisional ballots will be counted.
A runoff is scheduled for Aug. 21 for the County Commission District 2 seat.
Incumbent County Commissioner Jim Hubbard carried 4,296 votes, or 45.2 percent, while challengers Raymond Gunnin garnered 2,613 votes, or 27.5 percent, and Channing Ruskell received 2,592, votes, or 27.2 percent.
Munda said either Ruskell or Gunnin could ask for a recount of the votes, because their tallies fall within the 1 percent margin.
She said candidate Kyla Cromer could also request a recount, because there is only a 25-vote spread in her loss to Kelly Marlow in the school board District 1 race.
Marlow, a part-time substitute teacher, edged out Cromer by 25 votes. Marlow received 2,971 votes or 50.2 percent, while Cromer received 2,946 votes, or 49.8 percent.
While there were four candidates vying for the new state House District 23 seat, that race will avoid a runoff because candidate Mandi Ballinger commanded a solid lead in the race.
Ballinger won with 52.4 percent, or 4,090 votes, avoiding a runoff in a four-way race. Coming in a distant second was Alan Shinall, 70, with 2,031 votes, or 26 percent, followed by Dean Sheridan, 49, with 892 votes, or 11.4 percent, and Odis “Harold” Welchel, 50, received 784 votes, or 10 percent.
Ballinger said Wednesday she was thrilled with the results.
“I feel very humbled by the support … from the people of Cherokee County to represent them,” she said, adding she felt her clear message of less government and lower taxes resonated with voters.
Shinall declined to comment, but did congratulate Ballinger on her win. Sheridan did not return calls for comment.
Welchel said not to count him out of politics. Welchel said he plans to run for the seat again in two years.
The candidate said he was outspent by both Ballinger and Shinall and said “we weren’t able to get our message out there.”
“I’m a working man and I wanted to represent the working people of Cherokee County,” he said. “I have two years to prepare to attempt to represent them again.”