A hand recount will now determine the winner of a tied Portland City Council race
A hand recount will determine the winner of a Portland City Council race
A hand recount is underway in Portland Tuesday in a city council election that finished in a tie last week.
Roberto Rodriguez initially received the most votes in the four-person race. But after votes were distributed following two rounds of ranked-choice runoffs, Brandon Mazer and Rodriguez ended up tied with 8,529 votes each.
Last Friday, Mazer was declared the winner after the city clerk drew names from a bowl. Rodriguez then requested a recount.
The city began that process at 8am on Tuesday, and the recount will continue into Wednesday, if needed.