5 Montgomery County races headed for recount

UPDATE@9:41 a.m.:

Five races in Montgomery County from the Nov. 3 election are headed to a recount, officials announced Friday morning.

The races include seats for Miami Twp. fiscal officer, Centerville city council, Riverside city council, Beavercreek school board and the Vandalia charter question.

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Dayton school board and city commission races were not close enough to trigger automatic recounts. Chris Shaw defeated Darryl Fairchild for the commission seat and John McManus won a seat on Dayton school board.

We will continue to update this story as it develops.

First report:

The election was 17 days ago, but some local races were too close to call and candidates will only learn Friday whether the official results will trigger an automatic recount.

This morning, the Montgomery County Board of Elections will certify the official results of the Nov. 3 general election, at which time it will become clear what races and issues meet the state requirements for an automatic recount.

If a recount is necessary, it would be scheduled within 10 business days.

There are more than 2,720 valid provisional ballots, as well as hundreds of late-arriving absentee and military ballots, that need to be counted. The number of outstanding ballots exceeds the margins of victory in some races.

Election officials said the contests most likely to head to a recount are for the Dayton City Commission, the Dayton school board, Clay Twp. trustee, Perry Twp. trustee, Miami Twp. fiscal officer and a Dayton municipal judge seat.