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By Christa Jennings
Senior Staff Writer
Following last week’s report of Coosa County’s unofficial election results for the primary runoff elections, the numbers did not change much for the official results.
Judge of Probate Richard Dean reported previously that the Board of Registrars informed him that the county had only one provisional ballot cast and that it should be counted. The county Canvassing Board met Tuesday at noon to review that provisional ballot and certify election results.
The one ballot added to the counts gave Coosa County a 16.73% voter turnout for the primary runoff, with a total of 1,358 ballots cast. The provisional ballot was for the Republican Party, which brought the county’s totals to 1,241 for the Republican Party and 117 for the Democratic Party.
The provisional ballot added one vote to the total counts for Katie Britt for U.S. Senate, Jim Zeigler for secretary of state, Stan Cooke for state auditor, Brent Woodall for Public Service Commission Place 1, Chip Beeker for Public Service Commission Place 2, and Joshua A. Culver for Board of Education District 5.
Following the addition of the provisional ballot to the county’s totals, the Coosa County Canvassing Board certified the results and made them official.
The next election will be the general election, which will be held November 8. In addition to candidates that were elected through the primary elections, the general election will include independent candidates on the ballot, as well as an option for voters to write in individuals for each race if they so choose.
In Coosa County there will be two independent candidates on the ballot, including Josh Jones for sheriff and Jerry Sewell for County Commission District 1.
The last day to register to vote for the general election is October 24. For more information, contact the Coosa County Board of Registrars at 256-377-2418.
For information on absentee voting, including obtaining an application for absentee voting, contact the probate office at 256-377-4919.
Following the outcome of November’s general election, the inauguration for certain non-federal offices will be Monday, January 16.
For more information on Alabama’s elections, including statewide and full county results from the primary runoff elections, visit the state’s official election center website at www.alabamavotes.gov.