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With the only precinct reporting for the city of Columbus, incumbent mayor Jesse Preiner is projected to win and retain his seat. Preiner received 1,333 votes for 53.21% of the total votes. 

Former Columbus Mayor Dave Povolny was the only other candidate on the ballot and received 1,166 votes for 46.55% of the total votes. There were six write-in votes. 

All results reported on Election Night are preliminary. Although Election Night results include most absentee ballots received through Election Day, some absentee ballots received later on Election Day may not be processed until Wednesday. State law allows counties to continue processing absentee ballots received by Election Day until the end of the day Thursday, Nov. 5. This year the county will also continue counting ballots sent by Election Day that arrive by Tuesday, Nov 10, in accordance with a consent decree extending the deadline for receiving ballots. However, in compliance with an order from a federal appeals court, the ballots received after Election Day will be set aside in case a future court order invalidates them.

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