One by one, each person recited the oath of office pledges read by Fayetteville District Judge Rudy Moore Jr.
Final unofficial results showed Long received 382 votes (60 percent) and Emery received 259 votes (40 percent). Election officials are expected to certify the results later this week.
According to unofficial early and absentee totals, Long received 73 votes (57 percent) and Emery received 54 votes (43 percent).
Polls opened at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday for the Ward 4 Fayetteville City Council runoff election. Polling locations will remain open until 7:30 p.m.
Those wishing to vote early may cast ballots from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Monday inside the County Clerk’s Office at the Washington County Courthouse.
In Ward 2, Alderman Matthew Petty will face a runoff election against Adam Fire Cat. In Ward 4, Alan Long received the most votes, but will face Mike Emery in the Nov. 27 runoff election.
Early and absentee vote counting began shortly after 7:30 p.m. Tuesday night. Volunteers arrived with the first round of Election Day ballot boxes at about 8:30 p.m. The final unofficial results were released at 1:30 a.m.
Early voting results were released in Washington County Tuesday evening and show Mayor Lioneld Jordan, Ward 2 Alderman Matthew Petty and Ward 4 candidate Alan Long with leads in their respective Fayetteville municipal races.
The polling locations will open at 7:30 a.m. and will remain open until 7:30 p.m., according to the Washington County Clerk’s office.
Early voting for this year’s general election continues through 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5 at the Washington County Courthouse, located at the corner of College Avenue and Dickson Street in Fayetteville.
State law required any opposed municipal candidate who received or spent more than $500 to file official reports with the County Clerk’s office by 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30.
The Fayetteville Forward Green Economy Group, a division of the Fayetteville Forward Economic Accountability Council, recently sent questionnaires to each mayoral candidate.
Early voting for the Nov. 6 general election began at 8 a.m. Monday at two locations in Washington County. Registered voters may stop by either site to cast early votes.
With the debates over, and early voting set to begin in just a matter of days, it’s nearly time for Fayetteville residents to make a choice on who they want to lead the city for the next four years. For those who have already made up their mind, please vote in our poll.
Each candidate discussed their accomplishments and goals for the city during a 25-minute mayoral forum hosted by the Fayetteville branch of the American Association of University Women.