COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - Columbus election officials will count affidavit ballots Thursday morning that will likely decide who should be the city's mayor.
As of Tuesday night, Keith Gaskin (2,862 votes) is leading incumbent mayor Robert Smith (2,796 votes).
Those results will be updated when they become available.
The outstanding votes will decide the winner of the race. No runoff is required for a general election.
Chief Operations Officer David Armstrong said they have to wait on the circuit clerk to look over the affidavits and check each of them as they are recounted.
He says the clerk will be back in town on Thursday at 9 a.m.
Both candidates seem positive about the race.
Mayor Smith said he believes there are 115 affidavits that need to be checked.
Armstrong said the city is also waiting on some absentee ballots to come in by mail.
Absentee ballots must be received no later than 5 p.m. on June 15 or they become ineligible.