York County election officials recounted this morning the votes from Tuesday's election for Rock Hill's Ward 5 City Council seat but the results reported earlier this week will not change.
After the recount, the office certified the election results which keeps candidates Nikita Jackson and Ann Williamson-Morrison facing each other in a run-off on Oct. 29.
Jackson, a sales associate at Agape Medical Mart, claimed 150 votes on Tuesday, capturing 35 of the votes.
Williamson-Morrison, a retired flight attendant and teacher, captured 138 votes on Tuesday, garnering 33 percent of the votes.
A third candidate, Mildred A. Moore, a retired teacher and English professor, will not be in the run-off later this month.
She had three fewer votes than Williamson-Morrison earlier this week.
Tuesday's election brought in just 6 percent of eligible voters in Rock Hill's Ward 5 council district. Officials say 421 people voted in the Ward 5 race and two people cast absentee ballots.
Ward 5 includes many homes and businesses in southern Rock Hill, such as those along Albright Road and Saluda Street and near South Pointe High, Saluda Trail Middle, Oakdale Elementary and Sylvia Circle Elementary schools. Parts of Crawford Road, Heckle Boulevard and downtown Rock Hill also are part of Ward 5.
Thursday's recount only removed two "under votes" from Rock Hill's election results.
By mistake, poll workers recorded two blank ballots at the Highland Park precinct, where no one actually voted on Tuesday, officials said.
Those two "under votes" did not affect the results reported on Tuesday and removing them will not change the Oct. 29 run-off ballot.
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