ATLANTIC BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — John David received the most votes to replace the late James DeWitt on the Atlantic Beach Town Council, according to unofficial results.
David received 36 votes, while Michael Isom received 21 votes and Lenny Evans received 8 votes.
The votes will be certified at 10 a.m. Thursday, according to Election Commissioner Joe Montgomery.
“That’s when we’ll deal with challenged ballots and any other provisional ballots,” Montgomery said. “But from what I see and what I’m told, it won’t change the outcome.”
The special runoff election came after none of the three candidates received enough votes to secure a win during a special election on Jan. 17. A candidate must get more than 50% of the votes to be declared the winner.
David was the front-runner on Jan. 17, but he only garnered 42% of the vote. Evans and Isom tied for second with each getting 29% of the votes.