NORFOLK, Neb. -- A recount of votes for a northeast Nebraska city council race will take place on Monday.

Madison County Clerk Anne Pruss announced Tuesday that the Ward Four City Council Race in Norfolk will be recounted on Monday, Nov. 28. 

The race between incumbent Andrew McCarthy and challenger Zach Steiner came down to two votes, McCarthy with 691 and Steiner with 689.

The margin is close enough to trigger Nebraska's automatic recount, which will be conducted by county staff on Monday. 

McCarthy was appointed to his seat in August of 2021, after previous Councilman Fred Wiebelhaus moved out of the city.