Early results show Lee Burger leading Robert Harwell by 28 votes with nearly 50 left to count as of Wednesday. (City of Thorne Bay)

Voters in Thorne Bay went to the polls Tuesday to elect a City Council member to serve a two-year term as the community’s mayor. Early results show Lee Burger leading over Robert Hartwell by 28 votes. But the results are far from final: there are still nearly 50 ballots to count.

Election officials are set to tally the remaining votes starting at 5 p.m. Friday. Thorne Bay’s City Council is scheduled to certify the results next Monday.