TALLMADGE — When the votes were counted in Summit County, it looked like Ward 3 incumbent Mary Tricaso had lost her bid for re-election to challenger Jonathan D. Bollas by three votes.
But when the final but unofficial results from the Portage County Board of Elections were added in — one precinct in the neighboring county votes on Tallmadge races — Tricaso was up by one vote.
The final but unofficial results from Summit County Board of Elections showed Bollas with 483 votes to Tricaso’s 480. The vote counts from Portage County were 16 for Tricaso and 12 for Bollas, totaling 496 for Tricaso and 495 for Bollas.
Results still have to be certified by both counties’ board of elections. No information on a possible recount was available.
Mayor David Kline (D) was re-elected as the city’s leader after winning his unopposed race Tuesday.
In the Ward 2 race, incumbent Rebecca Stalnaker Allman retained her seat, winning 683 votes to challenger Jeffrey S. Rettberg’s 451. No votes were cast on the Ward 2 election in Portage County.
Other unopposed races were for city council’s Ward 1, with Craig B. Sisak returning, and Carol Siciliano-Kilway re-elected in Ward 4.
Also returning are Law Director Megan E. Raber (D) and Finance Director Mollie Gilbride (D), who were also unopposed in their re-election campaigns.
Both board of education incumbents, Christine Cipa and Jennifer Justice-Carter were unopposed in Tuesday’s election and will continue serving in their posts.