HAGERSTOWN -- The final results of Tuesday's Hagerstown City Council race remain too close to call.
Dorothy Kaetzel, director of the Washington County Board of Elections, said the final results won't be released until Thursday, when absentee ballots are counted.
The top five vote-getters will serve on the council.
According to unofficial election results, the candidates who received the most votes were Democrat William M. Breichner, 1,559; Democrat incumbent Lewis C. Metzner, 1,526; unaffiliated candidate Ashley C. Haywood, 1,403; Democrat incumbent Martin E. Brubaker, 1,388; and Democrat David A. Lidz, 1,371.
Republican Forrest W. Easton came in a close sixth with 1,365 votes, according to unofficial election results.
Of the 210 absentee ballots that were issued, 189 have been returned, Kaetzel said. The Board of Elections will continue to collect the ballots until Thursday, as long as they are postmarked on or before May 19.