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Tattnall voters show up in herds, top surrounding counties in turnout

With a population of just over 25,500 and 8,560 of those residents being registered voters, Tattnall County saw roughly 36%  voter turnout Tuesday, with just over 3,000 registered voters turning out to the polls.
[Note – the US Census does include prison populations in Census numbers for total population]


Let’s consider the results by race:

Because Magistrate judge appeared on Republican, Democrat, and nonpartisan ballots, it had considerable turnout with a whopping 3,095 people casting a vote in that race.

The two state Senate races are difficult to gauge because Tattnall County is divided between the 19th and 4th senate districts, but across the two, 2,238 Republicans cast ballots.

Public Service Commissioner, where only Republicans were running, saw considerable drop off in the 3 way race. Just 1,949 people voted.

12th District Congress

  • 2,193 Republicans
  • 441 Democrats
  • 31% of registered voters voted in this race on both ballots

United States Senate:(Johnny Isakson & Jim Barksdale (D) carried Tattnall County)

  • 2,202 Republicans
  • 475 Democrats
  • 2,677 total votes
  • 31% of registered voters cast ballots in this race

Tattnall County also saw considerable drop-off in races where there wasn’t a contested election.  Republican State Rep. Bill Werkheiser saw just 1,822 votes, a near 300 vote drop off and Republican candidate for Coroner Bradley Anderson saw 1,601 votes, 601 fewer votes than the higher contested Republican races. His opponent in the general, current Coroner Bobby Brannen, received 575 votes, though that is not indicative of the results come November. Contrarily, Kyle Sapp, the presumed nominee for Tattnall County Sheriff, barring no Independent candidate, received the full 2,220 votes despite running unopposed.

RULES FOR THE RUNOFF ELECTION:

  • If you were eligible to vote in the May 24th primary and DID NOT, you can still vote in the July 26th runoff election.
  • If you DID vote in the May 24th election, you must pull the same ballot (Republican, Democrat, or Nonpartisan) that you did on May 24th.

Jessica Szilagyi is a former Statewide Contributor for AllOnGeorgia.com.

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