Cobb Elections Director Janine Eveler does not have a turnout prediction for the runoff, but she hopes it will be greater than the 3 to 8 percent that Cobb has seen in the past for runoffs with similar races on the ballot.
Advanced voting took place Nov. 22 to Nov. 24. Of Cobb's 384,031 registered voters, 2,336 cast ballots in person last week. Of the 3,496 mail-in ballots that were sent out, 1,473 were returned as of Monday afternoon, Everler said.
Polls will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. today. Anyone who was eligible to vote in the Nov. 2 General Election is eligible to vote in the runoff and can do so at the same polling locations. Residents must show photo identification to vote. To find your polling place visit the Secretary of State website at sos.ga.gov/ Elections.
In Cobb, Angela Brown, 42, a defense attorney and Kennesaw resident, and Jason Fincher, 35, a Cobb prosecutor, will square off for the Cobb County State Court Division II seat. Statewide, Antoinette "Toni" Davis, of Marietta, is challenging Chris McFadden for Court of Appeals, and Tammy Lynn Adkins is running against incumbent David Nahmias for Supreme Court.
During the General Election, Brown received 42 percent of the vote, while Fincher got 31 percent. A third candidate, longtime Cobb County attorney Marsha Lake, received 27 percent of the vote. The traffic court seat is currently held by Judge Nancy Campbell, who did not seek re-election.
For the Georgia Supreme Court seat in the Nov. 2 election, Nahmias received 48.2 percent of the vote statewide, compared to Adkins' 35.2 percent. It was a three-person race. In the Court of Appeals race, Davis acquired 25.5 percent of the General Election vote in the six-person race, while McFadden received 22.6 percent.