CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - One city council seat in last week's Charles Town municipal election remained undecided after the canvassing of provisional ballots on Tuesday night appears to have resulted in a tie, Mayor Peggy Smith said.
Four ballots still are in question, however.
Ward IV candidates Lacie Mumaw and Michael Slover each received a total of 253 votes after review of 21 of the 25 provisional ballots, Smith said.
"We have four votes that are being challenged. In fact, we're going to call the secretary of state and get a ruling on them," Smith said.
The canvassing board, composed of five council members, is scheduled to reconvene Thursday at 8 p.m., Smith said.
If all four votes are thrown out, Smith said she was advised that the council would be charged with breaking the tie.