Posted: Wednesday, July 23rd 2014 at 8:55am
Voter turnout in Hall more than predicted
By Ken Stanford Staff
GAINESVILLE - Voter turnout in Hall County for Tuesday's primary runoffs beat the Elections Director's prediction by about four percentage points.
Charlotte Sosebee had predicted a turnout of about 12 percent. But after the votes had been tallied Tuesday night, results showed that turnout was 16.7 percent or 13,179 out of 78,929 registered voters.
In the May 20 primary elections, county officials reported that 15,201 votes were cast out of 78,929 registered voters. That's a turnout of slightly less than 20 percent.
Among statewide runoffs Tuesday, David Perdue, who defeated Jack Kingston for the Republican U.S. Senate nomination, also carried Hall County - 59.32 percent to 40.68 percent.
In the race for state Schools Superintendent, the Republican outcome was still too close to call at last report, but Richard Woods easily carried Hall County - 58.79 percent to 41.21 percent for Mike Buck. On the Democratic ballot, Valarie Wilson, who carried the state, carried Hall County - 62.8 percent to Alisha Thomas Morgan's 37.20 percent.
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