Clay is able to request the recount because he is within 1 percent of the second-place finisher, but he cannot do so until the election has been certified.
Barron said six provisional ballots were cast, but four were rejected because the voters were not registered to vote or because they were not eligible to vote in the district. Four mail-in ballots were rejected because the voters did not sign the outside of the envelope.
The election is to fill the remainder of Councilman Ivory Lee Young, Jr.'s term, which expires in 2021. Young died in November.
The district, which sits next to Mercedes Benz-Stadium in downtown Atlanta, is undergoing rapid redevelopment — including the westside expansion of the Atlanta Beltline. But it also includes two of the city’s poorest communities, English Avenue and Vine City.