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Local Primary, Special Elections Results

The votes are counted, but unofficial, in Bartow County's 2012 primary and special elections.

Cartersville Patch was at vote count central in Cartersville, reporting the results of local races. The following results of local, contested races in the Republican primary have not been certified.

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Updated: 12 a.m.

Precincts Reporting: 17 of 17 (provisional ballots not included)

Commissioner Votes Percent of Total Votes

Michael Abernathy 1,937 13.36

Mike Bearden 3,301 22.76

Tracy Lewis 1,682 11.60


Steve Taylor 5,436 37.48


Tony Tidwell 2,147 14.80



 



Tax Commissioner Votes Percent of Total Votes

Vicki Beck 2,947 21.17


Chuck Holt 1,815 13.04


Judy Kilgore 2,602 18.69


Steve Stewart 6,557 47.10







Sheriff Votes Percent of Total Votes

Dan Knowles 5,312 36.70


Clark Millsap 9,164 63.30







Clerk of Superior Court Votes Percent of Total Votes

Gary Bell 7,057
49.20


Melba Scoggins 7,286
50.80







Chief Magistrate Votes Percent of Total Votes

Marlon Haney 4,049 29.53


Tom Moseley 9,664 70.47







Bartow Schools, Post 5 (Primary) Votes Percent of Total Votes

Greg Bowen 848 41.71


Anna Sullivan 1,185 58.29







Bartow Schools, Post 5 (Special Election) Votes Percent of Total Votes

Greg Bowen 899 41.14

Anna Sullivan 1,286 58.86







Sunday Package Sales in Bartow County Votes Percent of Total Votes

Yes 8,914
56.99


No 6,727
43.01







T-SPLOST Bartow Votes Regional Votes Percent of Total Bartow Votes Percent of Total Regional Votes Yes 4,379
36,217
28.11 32.56
No 11,201
74,998
71.89 67.44
Republican Question No. 6: Bartow County has now surpassed 100,000 in total population, and is the largest county in the nation still operating under the . Do you support efforts to
change it to a multi-member commission form of government? Votes Percent of Total Votes Yes 7,664 53.64 No 6,624 46.36

For complete Bartow County results, see the attached .pdf.

Bartow County saw voter turnout of 30 to 40 percent, according to the Secretary of State.

John S. Smith August 01, 2012 at 01:18 AM
Good to see early indications that TSPLOST is going to crash and burn. Every new project doesn't need to have a new tax. Until the money that we already send to the State is properly managed, why should we send more. And what is this wording on the ballot-trying to sell it as a "Jobs" program? Are we supposed to tax ourselves so that the government can create more public jobs? Come on, is it a transportation bill or a jobs bill?
Charley Harper August 01, 2012 at 02:04 AM
What a shame that in a County with over 100,000 people, only 9-10000 cared enough to show up and excercise their right to vote! That's correct "RIGHT" A right that someone fought and died for you to have! Shame, Shame on those too lazy to show up.
Howard Johnson August 01, 2012 at 02:05 AM
Are these final yet? (10 PM)
Brande Poulnot (Editor) August 01, 2012 at 02:17 AM
Larry, these numbers include all 17 precincts and early in-person votes, but not absentee or provisional ballots. And of course, they're not yet certified.
Howard Johnson August 01, 2012 at 02:29 AM
Thanks, Brande I guess I'll just have to hold off a bit longer.
Andie Chapman Millsap August 01, 2012 at 03:44 AM
Congratulations Sheriff Clark Millsap! We are all so very proud of you.
Karen Temples August 01, 2012 at 03:56 AM
Congratulations Sheriff Millsap. INTEGRITY remains in the Bartow County Sheriff's office.
Howard Johnson August 01, 2012 at 11:09 AM
I would politely ask our anonymous Tea Party commenters to please elaborate upon what must be an evil conspiracy behind the shocking School Board results.

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