Today Cobb County voters decide the fate of several candidates who made it to the runoff election including Cobb County Chairman candidates Tim Lee and Bill Byrne.
On the Republican ballot, Smyrna-Vinings voters will chose their party’s nominee for Cobb County Chairman. The party’s nominee will be the Chairman by default because no Democrats sought nomination to the office.
Republican voters will also choose between Rebecca Keaton and John Skelton for Cobb Superior Court Clerk. There is no Democrat on the November ballot.
Democrats who live in northwest Smyrna will decide who represents them in the race for District 41 State Representative. Three candidates made it to the primary—Justin O’Dell, Diana Eckles and Michael Smith. Last month so they’ll face off again today for their party’s nomination. The winner will run against Republican nominee Phil Daniell for the seat this fall.
Non-partisan voters will decide whether Larry Burke or Marsha Lake should serve as State Court Judge.
Registered voters who did not cast a ballot in the July 31 primary are still eligible to vote in the runoff. However, those who did vote in the primary must vote under the same party affiliation in the runoff.
The Cobb Board of Elections reported that 5,527 voters cast their ballots . This number does not include mail-in ballots.
The polls are open Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Find your polling place at Georgia’s My Voter Page.
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On the ballot around the county:
- Larry Darnell and Brad Wheeler square off for the Republican nomination for the Post 7 seat on the Cobb Board of Education. The winner faces Democratic incumbent Alison Bartlett in November. The district includes the Osborne High School district.
- Woody Thompson, the only Democrat on the Cobb Commission, is in a runoff battle Tuesday against Lisa Cupid, a political newcomer and Austell civic activist . No Republican qualified for the November ballot.