Four races for the new Macon-Bibb County commission will be decided by runoffs on Oct. 15.
Meanwhile, Gary Bechtel (District 1) Elaine Lucas (3), Bert Bivins (5), Scotty Shepherd (7) and Al Tillman (9) are apparently joining the board on Jan. 1.
All five won their races Tuesday night without runoffs, according to unofficial results.
These races faces runoffs, though:
District 2: Larry Schlesinger (43 percent) v. Henry Ficklin (39 percent);
District 4: Mallory Jones (47 percent) v. Beverly Olson (31 percent);
District 6: Ed DeFore (46 percent) v. Adah Roberts (25 percent);
District 8: Virgil Watkins (41 percent) v. Charles Jones (38 percent).
Candidates must receive 50 percent or more of the vote to avoid a runoff.