The Lane County Elections Office announced Tuesday that the East Lane County Commissioner's race will require a recount.
Incumbent Commissioner Faye Stewart faced three challengers in the May Primary. Fifty-percent plus one vote is required to be elected. But under Oregon law, an automatic recount is triggered if election results are too close.
Lane County Spokeswoman Anne Marie Levis said it was initially unclear if Stewart's margin of 50-percent plus eight was enough to avoid an automatic recount. The county sought clarification.