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Houston Elects New School Board Member

The Houston County School Board got a new member Tuesday.

Dave McMahan will fill Toby Hill's District 7 seat, because Hill did not seek re-election.    

Griff Clements, Dave McMahan and Andy Rodriguez were all vying for the open chair, but only one walked away with the seat.

13WMAZ's Jennifer Moulliet caught up with friends and supporters of Dave McMahan at Rusty's in downtown Perry.  The restaurant served as McMahan's campaign headquarters. Even Mayor Jimmy Faircloth showed his support.

Across the street, the Board of Election employees tallied the votes. Soon the votes were in for all twenty-three precincts.

McMahan received 6,884 votes and won the race with 50.53%.

ELECTION RESULTS | T-SPLOST Results by Region

ELECTION RESULTS | T-SPLOST Results by Region

Check back here for periodic updates on the election results as we receive them.

12:37 a.m.

  • Middle Georgia T-SPLOST: (Includes Bibb, Houston, Jones, Monroe, Crawford, Peach, Pulaski, Twiggs, Wilkinson, Baldwin, Putnam counties):  

No has 56 percent of the vote with 73 percent of precincts reporting.

  • Central Savannah T-SPLOST: (Includes Hancock and Washington Counties):

Yes has 54 percent of the vote with 69 percent of precincts reporting.

  • Heart of Georgia T-SPLOST: (includes Laurens, Johnson, Treutlen, Wheeler, Telfair, Dodge, Bleckley and Wilcox counties):

Yes has 52 percent of the vote with 76 percent of precincts reporting.

  • River Valley T-SPLOST: (includes Taylor, Macon and Dooly counties):

Yes leads with 54 percent, 81 percent of precincts reporting.

ELECTION RESULTS | Houston County, Warner Robins

ELECTION RESULTS | Houston County, Warner Robins

Check back here for periodic updates on the election results as we receive them.

10:49 p.m.

  • Houston Circuit Judge: George Nunn has 75 percent of the vote with 99 percent of precincts reporting.
  • Clear Winner: BOE Post 7: Dave McMahan has 51 percent of the vote with 100 percent of precincts reporting.
  • Liquor by the Drink Sunday Sales: Yes leads with 58 percent, 99 percent of precincts reporting.
  • Houston Package Sales Sunday Alcohol: Yes leads with 57 percent, 99 percent of precincts reporting.

ELECTION DAY | Last Minute Voter Information

ELECTION DAY | Last Minute Voter Information

Tuesday marks Election Day.

Polls are open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.

When you go to vote, be sure to take your Georgia license, passport or military photo ID. You'll need to show that before voting.

If you need to doublecheck your polling location, enter your information and the database will show you where you're registered.

RELATED | 13WMAZ's Election Coverage

Bumpy Campaign Trail for District 18 Seat

Senator Cecil Staton and his opponent Spencer Price say it's been a bumpy ride along the campaign trail for the District 18 seat.

Both agree on many of the issues facing central Georgia including healthcare, jobs, and the future of Robins Air Force Base, but they don't see eye to eye when it comes to campaign tactics.

Staton ran unopposed in 2006, 2008, and 2010.

Price says after several years in the military and working as an emergency room doctor that he wanted to continue serving but now on a political platform.

He also says he did not agree with the incumbent's behavior in office and that he's disturbed by reports that Staton allegedly sent out attack emails under a false name. He also expressed concern that Staton's company oews more that $50,000 to Georgia Southern University. Price believes Staton has continued that kind of behavior into the race.

Early Voting Starts Today

ATLANTA (AP) -- Voters can start casting early ballots Monday for the July 31 primary and transportation referendum. 
 
Secretary of State Brian Kemp said voting officials will be taking early ballots for the July 31 primary election. The election will also decide nonpartisan races and whether to approve a 1-cent hike in the sales tax to fund regional transportation projects. 
 
Lawmakers in the General Assembly, members of the U.S. House of Representatives, state utility regulators, prosecutors and judges are also up for election.

Contact your local board of elections for hours, polling places and a list of primary races in your county.

Voter Registration Deadline Approaching

The deadline to become eligible to vote is drawing near. Monday July 2 is the cutoff for people register to vote in July 31 general election, the August 21 election for Bibb County School Board and, of course, the November 6 presidential election.

Bibb County Board of Elections Supervisor Elaine Carr says there are several ways and places to register.

  • At the Board of Elections Office, which is open from 8:30 - 5:30 on Monday.
  • At City Hall
  • Any public library
  • Any state department office, such as the Division of Family and Children Services or DFCS.

You can also register online though the state board elections website. Just fill out the form and bring it to a local Board of Elections Office to become eligible.