Candidate Dave Bronson gained a bigger lead in the race for Anchorage mayor today.
Bronson has a 627 vote lead on Forrest Dunbar in the May 11 mayoral runoff.
- 40,810 votes for Bronson, 50.39%
- 40,183 votes for Forrest Dunbar, 49.61%
A total of 80,993 ballots have been counted so far. The lead that Bronson has currently is more than one half percent, which would avoid an automatic recount.
The Election Office cannot say how many ballots they have left to count but there may be another 10,000 ballots or more left in uncounted status. Election officials have not yet counted votes from the Loussac Library or Eagle River that were voted in person on Election Day.
Election officials also could not say whether they intend to work on Saturday, according to the Bronson campaign.