Voters in the City of Lawrenceville will have to go to the polls one more time. The race for City Council Post 4 was too close to call. According to the , former Lawrenceville mayor received 656 votes while the incumbent got 616. Renita Hamilton finished third with 312 votes.
Karen Pierce, Election Superintendent and City Clerk said the runoff election between Martin and Millsaps will be held Tuesday, December 6th.
In Post 3, will take over the seat currently held by Katie Hart Smith. This summer, . Clark previously served on the Lawrenceville City Council. He garnered 837 votes, easily defeating Eric Reid (550 votes) and Brad Sullivan (131 votes). Clark is also the husband of Georgia State Representative .
City of Lawrenceville residents also approved a referendum to sell alcohol by the package by a vote of 1,001 to 591. Stores within city limits will be able to sell malt beverages and wine between the hours of 12:30pm and 11:30pm.
Voter turnout for this election was high. In all, 1,632 voters cast ballots Tuesday. "We're seeing abnormal numbers in a non-mayoral race," said Pierce while the polls were still open. Last year, Pierce says 2,000 votes were cast when Mayor Judy Jordan Johnson was elected.
In the county election, passed 60.42% (30,955 votes) to 39.58% (20,277 votes).