FIFE, Wash. - Pierce County officials will recount ballots in two primary races, including one which ended in a tie.
Nathaniel Hackett and John C. Perry each ended up with 94 votes in the race for Republican Party Precinct Commissioner.
"When I heard that, I was like 'Wow!'" said Hackett. "I've never ran for anything before but I guess people like me."
Perry has held the position since 2003. He did not know he had an opponent until he received his ballot.
"I think it's proof that one vote does count," said Perry, who said he did not campaign much for the race.
The race for second place in the County Council District Number 4 race fell within the range to trigger a mandatory recount.
Ken Grassi finished with 41 more votes than Sharon Benson. The winner of that race will face Connie Ladenburg for the seat.
The recount starts Thursday morning, and could last four days.
If Perry and Hackett end up tied, the winner will be determined by a random drawing.