Updated at 8:10 p.m.
Democrats will take over Columbus City Council after a tight race tonight, coming down to a one vote margin in East Columbus.
In City Council District 1, Democrat Jerone Wood has won by a single vote, 260-259 over incumbent Republican Dascal Bunch. Michael Kinder is in third place with 81 votes.
In City Council District 2, incumbent Democrat Elaine Wagner has held onto her seat with a large margin over Republican challenger Jim Hartsook, 866-582.
In City Council District 3, incumbent Republican Dave Bush wins over Katea Ravega 797-508.
In Council District 4, incumbent Republican Frank Miller has won over Democrat Michael Schoumacher 929-889.
In Council District 5, Republican Tim Shuffett has won re-election over his opponent Democrat Ross Thomas 1058-845.
And Democrats Grace Kestler and Tom Dell, with 3,597 and 3,409 have defeated Republicans, incumbent Laurie Booher with 2,663, and Josh Burnett 3,339.
Voters were told at polling places and signs were posted warning that votes cast as “straight party” would not be counted toward the at-large races. In today’s voting, 1,642 Republicans voted straight-party while 607 Democrats chose to vote straight party.