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Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 7:33am

Macon Voters Choose Consolidated Mayor

Macon voters are going to the polls Tuesday to decide a runoff election between Mayor Robert Reichert and challenger C. Jack Ellis, a former Macon mayor.

Reichert and Ellis were the top vote-getters in a Sept. 17 election, setting up Tuesday's runoff.

The Telegraph reports that more people turned out for six days of early voting this month than they did during 16 days of early voting leading up to the Sept. 17 election.

The Bibb County Board of Elections reported Monday that 9,937 advance and absentee voters cast ballots last week, up from the 9,760 early votes from the Sept. 17 election.

Absentee ballots will be accepted until 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Ellis became the city's first black mayor when he was elected in 1999.

Reichert was elected mayor in 2007.

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