Wait, there are still elections this year?

Yes, there are.

A debate sponsored by the Coweta Tea Party Patriots tonight will feature only one of the runoff candidates for SD 28, Mike Crane, who came in second with 19.9%. The first place finisher in the special election, Duke Blackburn, will not attend, having earlier told CTTP he would not be able to attend tonight due to previous commitments. Early voting for the runoff has begun.

The HD 25 runoff between Bobby Banks and Emory Dunahoo, Jr. has only drawn 25 early voters for the Dec. 6th election, prompting disappointment in Elections Director Charlotte Sosebee.

Roderick Derun Gay has filed suit seeking to overturn the result of the November general election for College Park in which Mayor Jack Longino beat Gay like Georgia beat Tech, taking 71% of votes cast. Longino downplayed the claim, saying, “I think it’s about a sore loser.” Earlier lawsuits in 2003 and 2007 by Gray, who also lost those elections to Longino were dismissed.

The Savannah-Morning News has endorsed Edna Jackson in the runoff for Mayor against Jeff Felser.

On Wednesday night from 7-9 PM, all six candidates in the Special Election for HD 68 to replace Tim Bearden, will appear in a forum sponsored by the Carroll County League of Women Voters at the Carroll County Commission chambers, 423 College St., Carrollton.

House District 68 represents residents of 16 precincts in Carroll County and the Fairplay precinct in Douglas County.

The Dec. 6 special election date coincides with the runoff elections for Nov. 8 contests. Polls will be open that day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Early voting began Saturday and will continue Monday through Friday of this week, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the county election office, 423 College St., Carrollton.

This one isn’t directly related to elections, so consider it lagniappe. The Judicial Nominating Commission will be accepting nominations to fill a vacancy created on the Chatham County Superior Court when Chief Judge Perry Brannen Jr.’s moves to senior judge status January 1, 2012. Nomination are open through December 5th.

Please tell us about any other special elections or runoffs taking place this year.

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