After provisional ballots were counted Friday, Buck Davis has been declared the winner in the Republican ballot for Troup County Commission District 2.
However, Mike Freeland, the other top-getter in the race has requested a recount. The recount will take place Wednesday.
The race, which had Davis with just 50.2 percent of the vote after Tuesday, could have meant a runoff between Davis and Freeland, the other top vote-getter. The provisional ballots wound up not affecting the outcome, however, said Troup County Probate Judge and elections superintendent Donald Boyd.
Davis will face Democratic challenger William Herndon in November.
There still are three hotly contested local primary races set for runoffs and early in-person voting at the Troup County Government Center could start as early as Thursday.
Boyd said he would order the ballots as soon as results were certified Friday. The ballots should come in Wednesday and voting machines be prepared Thursday.
Only those who pulled a Republican ballot may vote again in the sheriff’s race between Donny Turner and challenger James Woodruff. Only those who voted Republican and live in Troup County Commission District Three can vote in the race between Ellen Gilmore and Tripp Foster.
The school board race between Sheila Rowe and Dariel Daniel for District Three is non-partisan. Therefore, voters from either party who live in the district and voted July 31 may go to the polls again. For Democratic voters, the school board race will be their only decision.
Anyone from either party who didn’t vote July 31 and was eligible may still vote in the runoff, but would need to ask for a Republican ballot to vote in the sheriff’s race.
The actual runoff is Aug. 21.