Early voting opens for runoff
The Kingsland mayor’s race with incumbent Kenneth Smith and challenger Grayson Day is headed to a runoff election on Tuesday along with two state offices.
After votes had been tallied in November, none of the four candidates for Kingsland mayor had received a majority of the votes, 50 percent plus one vote. Day, a sitting councilman, took 41.94 percent of the votes and Smith claimed the second spot at 24.64 percent. Jim McClain, also a councilman, was just 96 votes behind Smith with 22.76 percent. Former councilman James Ham received 10.39 percent of the vote.
Now voters will again be asked who they want to elect as mayor. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4. Early voting is available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday only at the voter registration office in Woodbine, 200 E. Fourth St.
To view a sample ballot or check precinct information, visit www.mvp.sos.ga.gov. The Tribune & Georgian has republished Day and Smith’s responses to the October voters’ guide on page 7A of this edition.
Outside of the Kingsland race, voters across Camden County will also be able to cast a second vote in the races for secretary of state and public service commissioner. Brad Raffensperger, the Republican candidate for secretary, received 49.09 percent of the vote while Democrat John Barrow picked up 48.67 percent.
In the public service commissioner race, incumbent and Republican Chuck Eaton received 49.7 percent followed by Democrat Lindy Miller with 47.63 percent.