Runoff races bring heavy turnout in Dawson Co.


DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – With three days of advanced voting remaining, Dawson County Director of Elections and Registration Glenda Ferguson is delighted with the turnout thus far.

“We have had more votes cast in the runoff already than we had in the May primary,” she said.

As of 4 p.m. Tuesday, 696 Dawson County voters had cast a ballot. “That’s about 50 votes more than had been cast with three days left in advanced voting in May. So, I’m thrilled.”

Ferguson said she believes the high turnout could be because the state’s three highest offices – governor, lieutenant governor and secretary of state — are up for grabs.

Polls indicate there is an extremely close race for governor between Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and Secretary of State Brian Kemp.

David Shafer and Geoff Duncan have waged a no-holds barred battle for the position of Lt. Governor. Shafer just missed winning without a runoff when he received 48.38 percent of the vote in a three-way race with Duncan and Rick Jeffares in the general primary.

In the secretary of state election, voters must choose between Brad Raffensperger and David Belle Isle.

Advanced voting will continue in Dawson County through Friday with polls open until 5 p.m. each day. The elections office is located at 96 Academy Avenue in Dawsonville. Election Day is Tuesday.


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