Light turnout for early voting | Rockdale Citizen


Light turnout for early voting | Rockdale Citizen

COVINGTON — Early voting for Tuesday’s Municipal Election in Covington, Conyers and Mansfield and the Rockdale County E-SPLOST wrapped up Friday. Turnout was light, according to data from elections officials.

In Conyers, a total of 1,283 votes have been cast in the mayoral and E-SPLOST elections — 1,238 in person and 45 by mail, according to the Rockdale County Board of Elections.

Mayor Randy Mills is facing Kathy L. Harvey and Michael Thomas Zanetti in the Conyers mayor’s race. The elections superintendent ruled in September that another candidate, Olivia Ware, was not qualified to run based on discrepancies in her voter registration record and her residency within the city limits and that her name should be stricken from the ballot or a notice placed at polling places advertising her disqualification. Any votes for Ware will not be counted.

The 1-percent Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax referendum will be the only question on the ballot for voters in unincorporated Rockdale County.

The proposed $83.6 million E-SPLOST would fund a number of capital projects, including construction of replacement schools for Pine Street and J.H. House elementary schools.

Voting on Election Day inside the city will take place at the two city precincts: Pine Street Elementary School and Conyers First United Methodist Church. All 18 of the county’s precincts will be open for E-SPLOST balloting.

In Covington, 281 in-person ballots have been cast and 17 mail ballots returned in the Post 1, East Ward race between incumbent Chris Smith and Maurice Carter, according to the Newton County Board of Elections. There are 3,213 active voters in the East Ward.

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