Pike County District 6 Commissioner Race Continuing

By: Vanessa Araiza Email
By: Vanessa Araiza Email

Election Day may be over, but for some candidates, they are still crossing their fingers and hoping they'll be the ones filling a seat in office.

William Stone, Pike Co. Probate Judge, says, "District 6, in the unofficial count of last evening did reveal that there are three votes separating the two candidates in District 6."

Pike County Probate Judge William Stone says currently, republican candidate Karen Berry is leading her opponent democrat Oren Fannin in the polls with 1,382, which would make her the winner, but there's still hope for Fannin.

Judge Stone says, “We do know that we got 32 ballots out there to yet be counted, the provisional ballots will be counted one week from today on Wednesday the 12th at noon."

Stone says Fannin still has a chance to take the seat, but he says there's two things to watch out for.

Stone asks, “How many of those 32 will actually be accounted? The second question is, out of 32, how many of them voted for Mr. Fannin versus Mrs. Berry?"

Stone says among the 30-plus elections he's run, he's never seen such a close race.

And for both candidates, they say while they would love to fill the position of District 6 Commissioner, both say they're just grateful for all the support they have received throughout their campaign.

Stone says yesterday's turnout was massive, with almost 14,000 voters showing up to the polls, so it’s going to be a close one.

Alabama has a mandatory recount law that says if the difference in voters is less than half of one percent of all votes cast an automatic recount will take place.

Officials say they will not know if a recount will be necessary until all the precinct ballots have been accounted for.

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