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Election results to become official Tuesday

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NORTH CAROLINA (WECT) - Official results from the municipal elections will be decided in Tabor City and Carolina BeachTuesday.

Canvass Day (Nov. 12) is used to count any provisional, absentee or military ballots to make election results official.


Two votes remain to be counted in Tabor City where a referendum on the sale of mixed drinks hangs in the balance. Results on election night resulted in 133 for and 133 against the referendum which passed in both Chadbourn and Fair Bluff.

If the referendum vote remains tied after Tuesday's canvass it fails. There is a stipulation that says referendums for ABC items are only allowed on the ballot in odd years, so it'll be 2015 before Tabor City voters can decide this issue again.


In Carolina Beach the mayoral race will also be determined.

Dan Wilcox edged incumbent mayor Bob Lewis by seven votes for an unofficial win last Tuesday.

Early and absentee ballots have already been factored in, leaving 16 provisional ballots to be counted. Either candidate could also request a recount of the results.

Because less than 5,000 people voted in the election, if the race were to end in a tie it goes back to the State Board of Elections and will be decided by random selection.

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