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Lorrie J. Taylor received eight outstanding votes for a total count of 194 votes to finish in fourth place. With the outstanding votes added, Taylor moved ahead of Councilman Joe Stinson Jr., who received three outstanding votes for a total of 193 votes.
Because the one vote margin of victory is so close, there will be an automatic recount involving Taylor and Stinson, said Elections Board Director Janet F. Clair, who added the eligibility for a recount in this race is four votes.
Results for Wickliffe Ward 1 councilman, third place for Kirtland School Board and third place for Riverside School Board remain unchanged after outstanding ballots were added, but automatic recounts will occur.
For Wickliffe Ward 1, James Bala received 631 votes, Terri Jo Rotondo received 627 votes. The margin for a recount is seven votes, Clair said.
For Riverside School Board, voters selected three candidates with a difference of 48 votes between third and fourth place.
Richard Radcliffe finished third with 3,917 votes, and Brian Kolkowski placed fourth with 3,869 votes. The margin for a recount is 59 votes, said Clair, who added Kolkowski has inquired about waiving the recount.
For that to occur, the candidate must make the request in writing, she said.
For Kirtland School Board, voters selected three candidates with a difference of eight votes between third and four place.
Timothy E. Kehres received 1,211 votes and Keith A. McCrory garnered 1,203 votes. The margin for a recount is 13 votes.
No other races in the county were close enough for automatic recounts, but a candidate can request a recount at his or her own expense.
When the polls closed Nov. 3, the race for Wickliffe mayor was fairly close, with Bill Margalis leading Gordon F. Levar by 52 votes.
With the outstanding ballots added, Margalis received 2,378 total votes to defeat Gordon F. Levar, who got 2,345 total votes. The 33 vote margin of victory did not fall within the guidelines for an automatic recount, which was 24 votes, Clair said.