Republican Brad Raffensperger got 67.1 percent of the vote in Oconee County in the runoff for Secretary of State on Tuesday, up just slightly from his 66.8 percent vote on Nov. 6.
Democrat John Barrow received 32.9 percent of the vote in Oconee County on Tuesday, up from the 30.7 percent he received in the three-way contest on Nov. 6.
Democrat Lindy Miller received 31.9 percent, up from the 27.3 percent she received in the three-way race on Nov. 6.
Only 9,092 of Oconee County’s 27,538 active, registered voters participated in the runoff election, or 33.0 percent, compared with the 75.5 percent who cast a ballot for the Nov. 6 election.
Statewide results showed Raffensperger with 52.0 percent of the vote to Barrow’s 48.0 percent and Eaton with 51.8 percent to Miller’s 48.2 percent, with 100 percent of the precincts counted.
On Nov. 6 statewide, Raffensperger had 49.1 percent of the vote to Barrow's 48.7 percent, and Eaton had 49.7 percent to Miller's 47.6 percent.
Voter who cast a ballot at the county’s 13 precinct polling places on Tuesday made up 59.4 percent of the total electorate for the runoff.
Another 36.9 percent of the voters cast a ballot in the five days of Advance In Person voting at the Board of Elections and Registration Office across from the Courthouse in Watkinsville.
Absentee By Mail made up 3.7 percent of the total vote.
Results are incomplete because 187 absentee ballots mailed out by the Board of Elections and Registration have not yet been returned.
If those ballots are postmarked for Tuesday and are received by the end of the day on Friday they will be counted.
In addition, three voters filled out provisional paper ballots at the polls on Tuesday. Those will be counted if they are found to be by properly registered voters.
Turnout rates varied by precinct, with Annex having 39.3 percent of its voters casting a ballot at the high end and Bogart having only 26.5 percent of its voters casting a ballot.
Raffensperger got his highest percentages in Dark Corner and North Oconee in the northwest of the county.
His lowest percentages were in City Hall and Athens Academy in the northeast. Raffensperger got only 55.7 percent of the vote in City Hall.
The picture was much the same for Eaton, who did best in Dark Corner and North Oconee and worst in City Hall and Annex.
Raffensperger received 66.2 percent of the voters cast Advance In Person, 62.2 percent of the Absentee By Mail ballots counted to date, and 67.9 percent of the votes cast at the polling places on Tuesday.
Eaten received 67.2 percent of the vote cast Advance In Person, 64.0 percent of the votes cast Absentee By Mail, and 68.9 percent of the votes cast on election day at the polling stations.
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Note: Results of the statewide vote have been updated at 8:45 a.m. on 12/5/2018 from the earlier post.