There were five candidates in the running for Chatham County Sheriff: Roy Harris, John Wilcher, McArthur Holmes, Kim Middleton and KenWilliamson.
Roy Harris and John Wilcher will head to a runoff on March 29. Harris received 33 percent of the votes, and Wilcher received 29 percent. McArthur Holmes came in third, followed by Kim Middleton and Ken Williamson.
The winner of the runoff will fill the remainder of late Sheriff Al St Lawrence’s term before primaries in May, and the general election in November. Also on the March 29th ballot will be the 162nd District House seat vacated by Rep. Bob Bryant’s death. Candidates vying for that seat include: Josey Sheppard, Carl Gilliard, and Alicia Blakely.
Chatham County voters can vote in the March 29th runoff election , even if they did not vote in the March 1st Super Tuesday election. For more information on the March 29th election visit Chatham County Board of Elections.
Qualifying Underway for May 24 General Primary and Nonpartisan General Elections Less than a week after a record number of voters cast ballots in the SEC Primary, qualifying has begun for the 2016 General Primary and Nonpartisan Elections. Qualifying will end Friday, March 11 at 12:00 PM. Qualifying for the United States Senate, United States House of Representatives, Georgia General Assembly, and Offices of District Attorneys will take place with the Republican and Democratic parties at the Georgia State Capitol in rooms 216 and 230, respectively. Qualifying for the Nonpartisan General Election for the Georgia Supreme Court, Georgia Courts of Appeals, and Georgia Superior Court seats will take place with the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office. Locations where these nonpartisan candidates may qualify are in Atlanta at 2 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive SE, 802 West Tower, Atlanta, Georgia 30334; Macon at 237 Coliseum Drive, Macon, Georgia 31217; and in Tifton at 238 East Second Street, Tifton, Georgia 31794 Voter registration is also open for any Georgians not currently registered to vote. The registration deadline for the elections occurring on May 24 is Tuesday, April 26. Georgians can register to vote or update their information at registertovote. sos.ga.gov/. Individuals can also download the free “GA Votes” smartphone app on Apple and Android devices to complete or update their registration.
Voters can begin requesting absentee ballots on Tuesday, April 5 for the scheduled May 24 elections. Early voting will begin on Monday, May 2. Mandatory Saturday voting will be held on May 14.