Franklin County Sheriff Zach Scott has prevailed in his attempt to make the November ballot in the race for Columbus mayor. City Council President Andrew Ginther (D) easily was the top vote-getter in this month’s primary. But with the second spot still up for grabs, a relatively small number of votes separated the Democrat (Scott) from Republican Terry Boyd. With vote totals now marked official in Franklin and Fairfield counties, it appears that Scott has taken second place over Boyd by a count of 8,6,48 to 8,510. Delaware totals will be made official next week with just one ballot remaining to be counted.
The race is not close enough to trigger an automatic recount and Boyd is not expected to ask for one. (jj)
Previous: Still counting votes in mayor’s race 5/19/15
Two weeks after votes were cast in the Columbus mayoral primary, the race has yet to be made official. And the counting goes on. Democrat Andrew Ginther was the night’s big winner securing a spot in November’s general election. But the role of his opponent remains to be filled. Democrat Zach Scott and Republican Terry Boyd each finished with roughly 18% of the vote. While Scott was ahead on election night between the two runners-up, the count has been somewhat close. If the vote is close enough once all ballots are counted, that would trigger an automatic recount. At this point, it appears that will not be the case.
Scott leads Boyd by 138 votes out of the more than 17,000 combined total for the two candidates. A difference of 113 would appear to trigger a recount. Only a handful of ballots remain to be to counted between Franklin, Fairfield and Delaware counties. (jj)
Previous And the results are in… 5/6/15
If you like state-themed stickers, then yesterday was your day! For the rest of us, it was the day that’ll narrow down the field for the November election. And while there’s still some waiting, it looks like we have a pretty good idea of who’s gonna be on the ballot in the fall for mayor, city council, and school board.
But it’s the mayoral race that everyone is paying the most attention. And while Andrew Ginther took the lead (with an estimated 50% of the votes), the second candidate spot is still undetermined. Democrat Zach Scott and Republican Terry Boyd both came in with about 18% of the vote; which means we’ll have to wait for a review before the official “advancing to the next round” pick is announced. (deb)
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