ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) - The razor thin election for mayor of Atlanta is headed to a recount.
Tuesday city councilwoman Mary Norwood made the official request to the Fulton County, Georgia election department.
The official vote totals from the December 1 runoff place former state senator Kasim Reed ahead of Norwood by 715 votes out of 84,383 votes cast.
The recount is scheduled to be held Wednesday, and take 5 – 6 hours, according to Barry Garner, the director of the Registration and Elections Department for Fulton County, Georgia.
Separately, a complaint has been filed with the Georgia Secretary of State's office which claims people voted in the election from "non-existent addresses."
A group, calling themselves "Citizens for Fair Atlanta Elections" says 1,314 votes were cast in the general election from addresses that no longer exist. They say if "similar patterns" were found in the runoff, and ineligible people voted, it "may have implications to the election results."
Matt Carrothers, spokesman for the Georgia Secretary of State's office, says they are investigating the complaint.
In a press conference, Reed's attorney Robert Highsmith called the allegations "baseless and false" and said "we have found absolutely nothing that could call Mayor-elect Reeds victory into doubt."
Tuesday evening in a press release the Georgia Secretary of State's Office of Inspector General said preliminary findings show only about 40 voters in the runoff had invalid addresses. It says names provided in the complaint were "not a list of voters who actually cast a ballot in the Atlanta mayoral election. Rather, it appears to have been created or pooled from a larger list of registered voters."
Reed claimed victory last week, following the runoff contest, but Norwood, who is trying to become Atlanta's first white mayor in 35 years, refused to concede and asked for a recount.
In last month's election, Norwood captured 46 percent of the vote, 4 points short of the 50 percent needed to secure victory outright. Failing to reach that threshold level, Norwood faced the runoff with Reed, who won 36 percent of the vote on November 3.