"The second unofficial returns reported to the Division of Elections for the General Election, held on November 6, 2018, indicate that the races for United States Senator, are within the margin for a manual recount," Detzner said in the order on Thursday.
The results of the manual recount must be included in the official returns to be filed with the Division of Elections no later than noon on November 18, the order said.
Republican candidate Scott led his Democratic rival Nelson by 0.15 percent in the senate race, according to previous unofficial results.
On November 6, US voters cast ballots in midterm elections to fill seats in Congress as well as local offices including governorships but razor-thin margins triggered recounts. Votes are also being recounted with respect to races for Georgia’s governor and Senate seats in Arizona.