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Join Cumming Patch for Runoff Election Coverage

Voters return to the polls today to vote in at least four races during the Primary runoff election.

Today many Forsyth County residents will once again head to the polls to vote in the Primary runoff election races and turnout is expected to be good.

"I expect it to be pretty steady," said Barbara Luth, supervisor of the . "I really do believe they will come out and vote.

On the ballot:

  • District 4 Commissioner, between Cindy Mills and Patrick Bell (incumbent). Mills received 44.16 percent of the votes and Bell took 26.71 percent.
  • Sheriff, between Ted Paxton (incumbent) and Duane Piper. Paxton received 47.64 percent of the votes and Piper took 27.40 percent.
  • U.S. Representative in 113th Congress from the 9th Congressional District between Martha Zoller and Doug Collins. Zoller received 48.56 percent of the vote and Collins took 36.74 percent.

Join Cumming Patch after the polls close for the results as they come in from all 25 reporting precincts across the county.

As of Friday, Aug. 17, the registrations & elections department reports:

  • Advance Voting Totals - 3618
  • Early Voting Totals - 326
  • Absentee Ballots by mail returned - 466

"For a runoff election that is mighty good," said Luth.

Not sure where to vote? Check your polling place here and see the sample ballot in the PDF box above right. Remember polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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