The tie vote in Tuesday’s Guntersville City Council runoff has been broken for the time being by absentee ballots. They give Samuel Stewart a three-vote edge over Charles Avery for the District One seat. However, six provisional votes remain to be counted. In Albertville, absentee ballots have increased Jill Oakley’s four-vote lead over Markus Spicer to 15 votes. It will be a few days before the results are certified.