Results for Davenport primary election in; one race possibly headed for recount

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DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) - UPDATE 10/8 9:45 p.m. The results for the Davenport primary election are in, and one race may be headed for a recount.

The two candidates with the most votes in each race will move on to the general election on November 5. In the race for mayor, the two that are expected to move forward are Rita Rawson and Mike Matson.

However, two candidates in the race for mayor are separated by only eight votes as of Tuesday night: Rita Rawson and Dan Portes. When the vote is that close, a candidate can request a recount.

The current numbers are still considered the unofficial count. Absentee ballots will be counted up until noon on Thursday, at which point the numbers will be made official.

A recount can be requested anytime until 5 p.m. Friday. If so, the recount would happen next Monday.

There were also three Davenport council seats up for a vote today.

In the 3rd Ward, current alderman Marion Meginnis will move on to the general election in November. She will face Phil Armer.

In the 4th Ward, longtime councilman Ray Ambrose was the top candidate. He will move on to the general election and will face Jeffery Bass.

And finally in the 5th Award, the top two candidates were Matthew Dohrmann and Kristi Miller.

You can see the full results here.

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ORIGINAL: On Tuesday, October 8, Davenport voters have the chance to pick the top two candidates for mayor and the 3rd, 4th and 5th ward city council representatives. Winners from those contests will advance to a runoff Nov. 5.

Residents of the 3rd, 4th and 5th wards also have the opportunity to select candidates seeking spots on the city council. When more than two candidates are seeking election to a specific office, there is a primary.

Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. Voters must cast ballots at their assigned polling places.

Voters can verify their voter registration and voting location, by visiting the Scott County Auditor’s website. The Scott County Auditor’s Office also maintains a hotline for voters at 563-326-8683 (VOTE).

Iowa is one of many states that offer same-day voter registration. Voters participating in Davenport’s election may register in person at the precinct in which they live by proving residency and identity.

You can learn more about the candidates running for Davenport Mayor at this link.