Early voting for Warner Robins runoff starts strong

chwright@macon.comNovember 22, 2013 

WARNER ROBINS -- Nearly 500 residents voted on the first day of early voting for two city runoff elections, according to Elections Superintendent Kathy Cummings.

Cummings said in an email that the city “had a great turnout today.”

“The lines were long at times, but we worked swiftly to get voters in and out,” she wrote. “There was a short wait time this morning, but everything went well.”

Election day for the runoff is Dec. 3. On the ballot are the mayor’s race and the Post 1, at large, City Council seat. Randy Toms, former firefighter, and Joe Musselwhite, former Public Works director, are running for mayor. Incumbent Councilman Mike Daley and Mayor Chuck Shaheen are running for council.

During the general election in November, turnout for early voting was strong, with more than 2,500 casting ballots during the three-week period preceding the election. Still, only 6,600 cast ballots in the election overall, resulting in about 20 percent voter turnout.

Early voting will continue Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at City Hall.

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