Runoff races to be decided Tues.
The two remaining primary election races in Newton County will be decided in Tuesday’s runoff, as what could be a small number of voters determine the fate of the Republican race for the District 5 Board of Commissioners seat and the Democratic race for the District 113 state representative seat.
Early voting was held this past week for the runoff, and, as of 3 p.m. Friday, Newton County voters has cast a total of 475 ballots in the two races, including 267 Democratic votes in District 113 and 208 Republican votes in District 5.
Looking back at primary results
Republicans Ronnie Dimsdale and Levie Maddox are vying for the District 5 commission seat. Each of them received 740 votes in the July 31 primary; a total of 2,483 Republican voted in that race.
Democrats Pam Dickerson, the incumbent, and Sharon Sawyer are running for the District 113 state seat, which will be decided Tuesday as no Republicans are running for the seat. Dickerson captured a total of 1,959 votes in Newton and Rockdale counties to Sawyer’s 1,512; a total of 4,656 votes were cast in the primary.