Friday, November 26, 2010
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CONYERS -- Voters are reminded to go to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 30, for a couple of runoff elections.
Polls will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at all voting precincts. Voters need to bring a form of identification, such as a driver's license, in order to vote.
Rockdale voters will decide who will take the Rockdale County Board of Education Post 1 seat. Residents Jim McBrayer and Sandra Lavern Sanford are vying for the seat.
McBrayer is a retired Salem High School athletic director and received 9,087 votes during the Nov. 2 general election, according to the Georgia Secretary of State Website. Sanford, a registered nurse, received about 5,317 votes. McBrayer received about 42 percent of votes. Sanford received 25 percent of the votes. By law, a winner can be declared only if he or she receives 50 percent plus one of the votes.
Rockdale and Newton ballots will both include the nonpartisan elections of the Georgia Supreme Court justice and Georgia Court of Appeals judge. In the state Supreme Court race, the runoff is between incumbent David Nahmias and challenger Tammy Lynn Adkins. Nahmias garnered 48.2 percent of the statewide votes and Adkins took 35.2 percent. The state appellate court race is between Antoinette "Toni" Davis and Chris McFadden. Across the state, Davis received 25.5 percent of the votes and McFadden brought in 22.6 percent.
Visit the Georgia Secretary of State website, www.sos.ga.gov/mvp, for information on voting precinct locations or call the county Board of Election offices.
Rockdale County Board of Elections office can be reached at 770-278-7333. The Newton County Board of Elections office can be reached at 770-784-2055.