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Tuesday, February 2, 2010 - 2:00pm

Voters Electing New Senator

Voters in Augusta are choosing a new state senator today.

Former state representative Hardie Davis and former court solicitor Harold Jones are running for the District 22 seat, which represents much of Augusta.

The two Democrats got the top number of votes in a special election on January 5, but neither got enough votes to qualify as winner. A Libertarian candidate got nine percent of the vote then, likely forcing the runoff today.

The senate seat came open after Ed Tarver resigned in November to take a job as U.S. attorney for the Augusta and Savannah areas.

Elections officials have expected voter turnout to be light today. Polls in Augusta close at 7 p.m.

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