In the District 3 Atlanta City Council election, Byron Amos and Antonio Brown are heading into a runoff.
They were the top two vote-getters in the March 19 special election, which had nine candidates. In the special election, according to the Fulton County elections website, Amos led with 23.41 percent of the vote, followed by Brown, who had 19.29 percent.
Greg Clay was third with 19.16 percent and was two votes shy of tying Clay. Shalise Steele-Young (Young’s widow, 10.79 percent), Jabari Simama (9.94 percent), Mesha Mainor (8.18 percent), Matthew Cardinale (4.71 percent), Erika Estrada (3.34 percent) and Ricky Brown (1.18 percent) rounded out the candidates. 100% of the precincts were reporting.
The election is needed to fill the seat after Councilman Ivory Lee Young Jr., 56, died of cancer in November. The runoff is set for April 16. Clay has asked for a recount, which is accessible to him based on the margin of defeat, if the race’s certification does not change the results.
“We’re in the position to ask,” Clay said. “Voter turnout in District 3 is the lowest in all of our council districts. It’s unfortunate we had such a low turnout. It’s tough to get more of our supporters out in a special election, but we hope to get more.”