On Friday, November 14th, a recount was held in regards to the City Council elected positions. The recount was preformed at the request of Gary Tagtow. After a hand recount of 400 ballots cast; 189 votes were cast for Pat Wortham and 187 votes for Gary Tagtow. Thus Pat Wortham was declared the winner of the Atwater City Council seat by two votes. The Election Judges present were Mickey Peterson, Alice Alseth and Goldie Smith.