The unprocessed votes cast a cloud of uncertainty over key local races.
Current, unofficial results are based on in-person ballots cast on or before election day, as well as 20,000 of an unknown number of mail-in ballots.
Based on those early, incomplete results, incumbent Commission Chairman Mike Boyce appeared to have pulled ahead of his two Republican challengers, setting the stage for a showdown with Democrat and fellow commissioner Lisa Cupid in November.
In the sheriff’s race, three Democrats--Craig Owens, Gregory Gilstrap and James Herndon--are competing for a chance to face off against incumbent Sheriff Neil Warren.
Owens was leading but none of the three candidates had reached the 50 percent of votes required to capture the nomination outright.
In the District 2 East Cobb commission race, Fitz Johnson was leading but still short of 50 percent. The race for second remained very close.
In the District 4 South Cobb commission race, where seven Democrats were running to replace Cupid, no one was close to capturing 50 percent. As of Wednesday, Shelia Edwards and Monique Sheffield were the front runners for a potential runoff.