BUTLER, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - The race for Taylor County Commission District 4 is still undecided.
"343. Crazy," says Judge Dianne Renfroe, Taylor County Elections Supervisor.
That's the exact number of votes Commissioner Jerry Albritton and his opponent Russell Pounds racked up leaving the two candidates in a dead even tie. Pounds says this outcome never crossed his mind.
"That was probably the only scenario that nobody had ever anticipated," Pounds told 41NBC over the phone.
Judge Renfroe says she's pretty confident this outcome made Taylor County history.
"This is the first tie we ever had," says Renfroe.
No surprise, voter William Haddock was surprised.
"It's a litte funny, never had one like this," says Haddock.
There's still 3 votes that haven't been counted. One is a provisional ballot.
"We've got two military ballots that's out, we don't know if they're going to come in," says Renfroe.
The deadline is three days after the election on Friday, November 9th. Whether they make or break the race, Pounds says a bigger disappointment is not cashing in on is luck.
"I wish I had bought a lottery ticket, how about that. The odds would have been about the same as winning the lottery as versus this, uh little old small town election ending in a tie," says Pounds.
Now that small town all tied up in good old democracy.
Judge Renfroe says she'll likely certify the results of the election by noon on Friday. At that time the candidates can call for a recount within two days, or if it's still tied head to a run-off in December.