A recount in an Atlanta City Council race did not result in any changed votes, so the top two vote-getters will compete in an April runoff.
The District 3 council race will pit Byron Amos, a former member of the Atlanta school board, against Antonio Brown, a businessman. The two are vying to fill the seat left empty when Councilman Ivory Lee Young Jr. died in November.
The third-place finisher, Atlanta Speaks Initiative founder Greg Clay, requested a recount Monday after he finished three votes behind Brown in the nine-person race. Because he was within one percent of Brown's vote total, the request was approved, and the recount was completed Tuesday.
Neither Brown nor Clay picked up any additional votes in the recount.
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.
The election is to fill the remainder of Young's term, which expires in 2021. The runoff is scheduled for April 16, with early voting taking place April 8-12.