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Many counties across North Carolina held municipal elections on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021. Election results for Mecklenburg and surrounding counties are here.

Coin toss decides City Council race in Conover, NC

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Conover City Council member Mark Canrobert

In Catawba County, the race for a seat on Conover City Council was decided by unusual means — a week after Election Day. Mark Canrobert and Joie Fulbright tied in the race with 509 votes. Canrobert ended up winning.

“They declined a recount because they wanted to get it over," said Catawba County Elections Director Amanda Duncan, while laughing. "Our board decided to do a flip of a coin. It was a quarter, and Mark Canrobert took that quarter.”

A coin toss was used two years ago when a Hickory City Council primary ended in a tie.

The race for mayor of Salisbury, in Rowan County, got closer this week after provisional ballots and a few absentee ballots arriving after Election Day were counted. Now only 14 votes separate Salisbury’s current mayor, Karen Alexander, from the city’s mayor pro-tem, Al Heggins. There will be a recount next week. If Alexander is still ahead, then she holds on to her seat.

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