It's a close one in the race to elect Jacksonville Beach's new mayor, and now we're hearing a recount is coming tomorrow for candidates Penny Christian and Charlie Latham.
Latham currently leads the race by less than half a percent, and the vote difference triggers an automatic recount, which means the ballots will have to be re-fed into the ballot counters.
"Of the 11,379 votes cast in that race, they're only separated by 49 votes," says Duval County Supervisor of Elections Jerry Holland.
Holland says the recount will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Gateway Mall supervisor's office, and it's open to the public. Holland says that shouldn't take more than three hours maximum. If, after that, they are within 28 votes, then they'll recount by hand, which he says would take another three hours or so.
"We would hope to complete everything that night, on Tuesday. Our deadline is noon on Thursday," says Holland.
Holland says so long as they get the recount done during normal business hours, there will be no cost to taxpayers.