Top County Races Head to Runoffs
Voters are set to decide between the top two candidates for Bartow County commissioner and tax commissioner.
While several local races were decided by voters in the Republican primary, two are set for Aug. 21 runoff elections—commissioner and tax commissioner.
Bartow voters narrowed the field of commissioner hopefuls, giving three of the candidates—Michael Abernathy, Tracy Lewis and Tony Tidwell—less than 15 percent of the votes each.
Nearly 28 percent of Bartow's 58,797 registered voters cast ballots in the primary either on election day or via advanced or absentee voting. A total of 16,371 ballots were cast, according to the Secretary of State.
Editor's Note—The latest vote count does not include provisional ballots and has not been certified.