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Uncounted ballots could change Scotland Neck mayoral race

Posted March 18, 2010 10:39 a.m. EDT


— More than three dozen provisional ballots yet to be counted could change the unofficial results of Scotland Neck's mayoral race.

Challenger Raymond Watson led incumbent James Mills 448-434 Tuesday evening, but 39 provisional ballots have not yet been counted, according to the Halifax County Board of Elections.

Election board staff will count them next Tuesday.

There are 1,733 registered voters in Scotland Neck.

This week's election was the second between the candidates.

Mills won the first election in November by one vote, but the results were thrown out after both men claimed that provisional ballots were accepted from voters who didn't live in the town. The State Board of Elections ordered the second election.