If the primary election is any indicator then November should be full of excitement. The last ballot is cast and it appears voters will head to the polls again in a runoff.
Locally for Upson County Commissioner District Three Joel Pitts (incumbent) will have a run off against Anthony South, according to Robert Haney with the elections board.
In the unofficial results, no candidate won the race by more than 50 percent. Those results indicate a runoff, according to voting officials.
Following are results for the district three seats:
In the Redbud District, Kay King received 69 votes (17.34 percent), Joel Pitts received 129 votes (32.41 percent) and Anthony South received 200 votes ( 50.25 percent). In Yatesville, Kay King received 15 votes (14.42 percent), Joel Pitts received 39 votes (37.50 percent) and Anthony South received 50 votes (48.08 percent). In the Rock, Kay King received 11 votes (18.64 percent), Joel Pitts 24 votes ( 40.68 percent) and Anthony South received 24 votes (40.48 percent). In absentee ballots, Kay King received 12 votes (19.05 percent), Joel Pitts received 24 votes (38.10 percent) and Anthony South received 27 votes (42.86 percent).
If the official results show a candidate leading by more than 50 percent there will not be a runoff. The date for a runoff, if needed, is August 8.
Runoffs may not happen just on a local level. The Democratic Nominee for Governor looks in favor of Mark Taylor over Cathy Cox. Results were still unofficial at press time.
Other close races are Jim Martin and Greg Hecht for the Democratic Nominee for Lieutenant Governor; Karen Handel and Bill Stephen for the Republican Nominee for Secretary of State and Gail Buckner is leading a crowded field for the Democratic Nominee for Secretary of State.
In expected victories Frank Spraggins, who ran unopposed for Upson County Commissioner District Four, won the primary. In addition, the Republican Candidate for District Three, Kevin Brown, won the primary, Brown ran unopposed.