With fewer than 200 votes separating the candidates in the race for the Horry County Council chair seat, county election officials will recount the votes Friday.
The results, which put Johnny Gardner with a narrow margin over incumbent Mark Lazarus, were certified Thursday.
There is no Democrat running for council chair, so the winner of this week's Republican primary effectively wins the seat.
Based on the official results, Gardner received 12,350 votes to Lazarus' 12,154. Lazarus has not conceded the election. Any election with a margin less than 1 percent is automatically recounted.
"At this point we have counted everything. Every vote was counted," Martin said after certifying the vote Thursday.
Gardner claimed victory Wednesday afternoon on his Facebook page and said his celebration will be this coming Monday at The Warehouse.
Even though the District 2 race between incumbent Bill Howard and challenger Dean Pappas was decided by a difference of 30 votes, there will not be a recount for that race.
The recounted vote totals also will be made official Friday.