The Richmond County Board of Elections decided Friday night that Executive Director Lynn Bailey should scrutinize a list of voters whose addresses appear to be vacant lots or abandoned houses. Bailey said she will present a full report next month along with a plan of action to improve the accuracy of the voting rolls.
The Georgia Sheriffs' Association is asking Gov. Nathan Deal to start the process for suspending Clayton County's sheriff-elect, who won election despite being under indictment, but recent history shows Georgia governors don't like to get involved in such cases.
The sheriff in an east Georgia county who narrowly lost a re-election bid has filed a complaint with state officials, alleging that a dead person and felons cast ballots in the Nov. 6 election. Lincoln County Sheriff Gerald Lawson filed the complaint with the Georgia Secretary of State's Office.
Provisional ballots from a key state Senate race in Fulton County show Republican Hunter Hill of Atlanta beat Democratic incumbent Doug Stoner of Smyrna with 64 percent of the vote. The county’s Board of Registrations and Elections finished sorting through about 11,000 provisional ballots Saturday.
Early results are starting to trickle in in the state's most closely-watched congressional race. But the 12th District has been competitive for both parties since it was created a decade ago. And no one is expecting to go home early tonight. Barrow and Anderson are at their headquarters in Augusta and Evans, respectively.
Campaign finance records show that supporters of Georgia's charter school amendment have outspent opponents by a significant margin. Pro-amendment groups have raised more than $2 million; opponents have collected $123,243.
Voters in Augusta and surrounding Richmond County could make history this Election Day by electing the county's first black sheriff. A victory for Richard Roundtree would make him the first African-American to serve as the top lawman in Richmond County in the office's 230-year history.
Voters in Baker County may have to wait until January to decide who their next sheriff will be. Judge Loring Gray had ordered that Sheriff Dana Meade and challenger Tim Williamson would have to face off again after determining there was sufficient evidence of voting irregularities to cast doubt on the Aug. 21 runoff.