Voters will find out Thursday whether a runoff is required in the Horry County District 5 Council race.
The votes are slated to be certified at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Horry County Voter Registration Office, 1515 4th Ave., Conway. The four-way race for the District 5 seat on Tuesday finished with two Murrells Inlet residents Tyler Servant, 23, gathering 1,047 votes and Clif Smith, 60 getting the second highest votes at 657. A runoff would be held on June 24, if required.
A runoff is needed when one candidate does not receive more than half of the votes tallied in a race with more than two candidates.
Smith said he was told there would not be a runoff, but if one is needed, he said it would be a challenge to close a nearly 400-vote gap.
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Servant, 23, of Murrells Inlet, said he was humbled Tuesday night by the strong showing of supporters.
Their other opponents, Reese Boyd III and Chuck Ottwell, received 625 votes and 388 votes, respectively.