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Conway voting remains razor close

JACKSON – Monday’s recount changed one vote total, but not the other.

After a recount here Monday, Conway Commissioner Alan Conn Harris holds a two-vote lead for the fifth and final seat on the board.

Harris led fellow Commissioner Lynmore Gay by one vote (67-66) after unofficial votes were counted in last week’s municipal elections.

Northampton Board of Elections Director Tonya B. Pitts said the recount altered the voting by one vote in the case of the Conway election.

No other vote totals were considered because the recount was specific to those two candidates.

In Gaston, the two candidates tied for the fifth and final board seat remain tied after the recount Monday.

Becky Sykes and Wade Moseley each received 107 votes in the race for the Gaston Board of Commissioners. They were tied for fifth behind Louis Bailey, Mike Phelps, Donald Conner and Deborah Lee James.

Gay, Harris and Sykes attended the recount proceeding Monday.

The Northampton County Board of Elections chose to hold recounts in both the Conway and Gaston commissioner races because of the close voting totals that were reported. Neither recount was state mandated as reported in Saturday’s edition.

The canvass to certify the election results as official will take place today (Tuesday) beginning at 11 a.m. That will include a winner for the fifth seat on the Garysburg Board of Commissioners where a write-in will be seated on the Board.