Runoff in county, city elections


By Monroe Roark
Times Correspondent



Now that Henry County voters have one more chance to go to the polls, county officials have finalized early voting opportunities for next week.

The race for chairman of the Henry County Board of Commissioners between June Wood (R) and Carlotta Harrell (D) is now in a runoff. That position will be decided by voters countywide. Those living in the Stockbridge city limits can choose between the two runoff candidates for mayor, Judy Neal and Regina Lewis Ward.

Ballots can be cast Nov. 28-Dec. 2 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the county election headquarters, 40 Atlanta Street in McDonough, as well as the Merle Manders Conference Center, 111 Davis Road in Stockbridge.

All of the county’s voting precincts will be open Tuesday, Dec. 6, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Absentee ballots are being printed this week, according to county elections director Tina Lunsford. Elderly and disabled voters who have participated in recent elections will receive them automatically in the mail.

Any other voter can request an absentee ballot in person, by fax or by email. In those cases ballots will be mailed to the applicants, but no one can pick up an absentee ballot in person, Lunsford said.

All absentee ballots must be dropped off at election headquarters by 7 p.m. Dec. 6. They cannot be dropped off at a voting precinct.

Voters in Stockbridge can cast ballots in both races at their regular precinct and do not have to vote in two separate locations, Lunsford said.