Penson staved off a strong challenge from Republican Mark McAllister. McAllister did not immediately return a phone call but has said he will ask for a recount if the vote count is less than one percent.
Because the margin is lower than one percent can legally call for a recount.
There were 204 provision ballots but only 144 were valid and counted.
Elections officials are still counting provisional ballots, and two candidates are waiting to find out if those ballots will change the outcome of their race.
Only 32 votes separated incumbent Floyd County Superior Court Clerk Barbara Penson, a Democrat, from her Republican challenger, Mark McAllister, an insurance field representative on Tuesday night.
Floyd County elections officials have said about 200 provisional ballots will be counted today at the elections office in the Floyd County Administration building.
“Right now, I’m just in neutral,” Penson said on Thursday evening. “I’m trusting that the same thing that happened on Tuesday will happen tomorrow.”
The final vote count after Tuesday’s general election was 15,514 for Penson and 15,482 for McAllister, and the lead went back and forth during the night.
When asked how he was feeling on Thursday night, McAllister said, “I don’t hope. I don’t wish. I just want the truth to be known.”
Georgia law allows candidates to ask for a recount if the difference between two candidates is less than 1 percent, and McAllister said he will ask for a recount if that turns out to be the case.
“I don’t blame Mr. McAllister if he asks for a recount,” Penson said on Tuesday evening. “But I don’t know of a recount that has changed election results.”
Penson is seeking her second term in office.
She won her first term in 2008 after defeating John Harkins in the Democrat primary after long-time clerk Joe Johnston retired.