College Park unofficially fills city council seat

The city of College Park’s special runoff election for Ward Four City Council seat on Tuesday resulted in a win for Roderick Gay with 200 votes. Former Police Chief Ronald Fears, who resigned his post last fall, received 187 votes.

There were 13 provisional votes, ballots cast by voters who have not been able to verify their status or eligibility to vote. Those voters have three days after polling has closed to present proof of their voter qualifications.

In the special election held in March, Fears had a slight lead over Gay with 153 votes. Gay had received 141.

The election was to fill the seat left vacant by the passing of councilmen Charles E. Phillips in November. Early voting was available April 6.

The results are unofficial, according to city officials, and must be verified by the Fulton County Board of Registration and Elections. The College Park city clerk will make the official election results available inside city hall at 5 p.m. Friday.