On Tuesday, the voters of Charleston went to the polls to cast their votes for their first new mayor in forty years. The results are still up in the air, with a razor-thin margin between candidates John Tecklenburg and Leon Stavrinakis leading to a runoff. Stavrinakis was the frontrunner among the six mayoral candidates for much of the night, but Tecklenburg managed to grab 300 more votes by the time the polls closed on Tuesday. Stavrinakis ended the night with 34.55% of the vote, while Tecklenburg ran off with 35.6%. The runoff between Tecklenburg and Stavrinakis will be held on Tuesday, November 17, which gives voters plenty of time to figure out which man is right for the job. In North Charleston, incumbent Keith Summey locked up another term with more than 60% of the vote. In all, voter turnout was up by more than 3% over the 2011 election, with a total of 48,843 votes cast. This is no surprise given that this is the most significant election for the city of Charleston in decades, thanks to longtime mayor Joe Riley's retirement. See the full results from Tuesday's election below! Read the full article here: Unofficial Results: Tecklenburg and Stavrinakis Headed to Runoff for Mayor

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