Kansas statute requires the ballots to end city status for tiny Frederick, in Rice County, and Freeport, in Harper County, need a two-thirds vote to succeed in dissolving the cities.

The unofficial tally in Tuesday's election left Frederick with a 2-2 tie. In Freeport, there were two votes to dissolve the city and none to keep the city alive. But advance ballots by mail cast by Freeport residents have not yet been added to the count. All election results remain tentative until canvassing occurs Monday.

"There's a specific law about the dissolution of a city that requires it to be done by two-thirds majority," said Kansas Secretary of State's Director of Elections Bryan Caskey on Thursday.