Saturday, July 19, 2008

Run-off Election

There will be a run-off election in Fayette County on August 5th for two races. County Commissioner Peter Pfiefer is in a run-off against challenger Lee Hearn. Probate Judge candidates Ann Jackson and Jim Whitlock are also vying for your vote.

Only 26% of registered voters showed up to vote on July 15th, the turnout for run-off elections is typically much less. This means your vote counts MORE!

You can vote in the run-off election if:

- you did NOT vote in the July 15th election
- if you pulled a REPUBLICAN ballot on July 15th

Remember, if you did NOT VOTE on July 15th you CAN still vote on August 5th. As the two races are for Republican candidates those who pulled a Democratic ballot on the 15th will not be able to vote.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Democrats have a run-off as well. Your post inaccurately states, "those who pulled a Democratic ballot on the 15th will not be able to vote."

That is true for the Pfeifer v. Hearn and Whitlock v. Jackson local races, but Democrats will get to choose between Jim Martin and Vernon Jones as a U.S. Senate challenger.

The winner of the Martin v. Jones runoff will take on incumbent Saxby Chambliss in the fall.

All registered voters should come out for the August 5th run-off. As long as you are registered, there will be a ballot with some important choices waiting for you.