Ballot issues, city races on ballot in Southeast Georgia ballots

Tuesday was Election Day in statewide races in four states and thousands of local races around the country. But the only voting going on in WJXT's viewing area was in Southeast Georgia and mostly around ballot questions and some city offices.

Perhaps the most interesting item on the ballot is a measure that would expand the Camden County Public Service Authority from five to nine members and set an Oct. 1 deadline for an annual audit. Residents of Woodbine were deciding a mayoral race between  Brett Carter and Kizziler "Kizzi" Knight and a City Council At-Large election that will select two out of three candidates: Richard "Rick" Baird, Megan Carter and Phyllis Drummond.

News4Jax is working to obtain the results from elections officials in Camden County.

In Brunswick, John Cason (incumbent) was re-elected as city commissioner for the North Ward. Julie Martin (incumbent) was re-elected as city commissioner for the South Ward.

In Ware County, voters were asked to decide, on a County Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax that would extend a 1% sales tax for six years to fund roads, bridges, drainage projects, public buildings and a variety of other projects. News4Jax is working to obtain those results.

In Waycross, Earl T. Martin, Alvin Nelson and L. Henry Strickland Jr. are running for City Commissioner District 5. Check back for the results on the race.

There are also local option sales tax votes in Clinch and Pierce counties, with the Pierce SPLOST to fund education.

Voters in Homerville, Fargo and Argyle will voted in City Council races. Willie Hardee and Carlos Whitley were running for Homerville's Post 3. John Griffis Jr. and Alan Dale Smith are running for Fargo District 4. Four of five candidates running for the City Council of Argyle (2010 population of 212) will be elected. News4Jax is working to obtain the results.

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