Dist. 1 seat still tiedPublished 12:06pm Thursday, September 6, 2012
The City of Alexander City will hold a special called council meeting today at noon to recertify the municipal election results.
As previously reported in The Outlook, the city council certified the results at its noon meeting Tuesday – only to find provisional ballots counted to break the tie between District 1 council hopefuls Michael Ransaw and Bobby Tapley were not valid.
Tapley was erroneously declared the winner of the District 1 race Tuesday, which Mayor Barbara Young said is the only part of the recertification that will be changed.
Young said the recertification was the suggestion of the city attorney, Larkin Radney.
“It’s going to be the easiest thing, and this is fair to all concerned,” Young said. “The council will come back in and recertify the results based on the correct numbers, which will leave it as it was – a tie.”
Tapley said he was see what his options were to try to have the provisional votes counted.
“Right now I know there is a lot of confusion,” Tapley said. “I’m doing what I can on the votes that were thrown out. I want to pursue every avenue I have to see if I need to continue with a runoff or see if I can push the issue and have the votes count.”
Ransaw could not be reached for comment.