Wednesday, November 9, 2011
A runoff will be held for the Post 4 seat between Peter "P.K." Martin and Rex Millsaps.
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 unofficial results from Tuesdays election, former Lawrenceville mayor Rex Millsaps received 656 votes while the incumbent Peter "P.K." Martin IV 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, Bob Clark will take over the seat currently held by Katie Hart Smith. This summer, Smith announced she would not seek re-election. Clark previously served on the Lawrenceville City Council. He garnered 837 votes, easily defeating Eric Reid (…
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Results from the Lawrenceville City elections are in.
Here are the unofficial results from the Lawrenceville City elections held on Tuesday, November 8th: Sunday Alcohol Sales by the Package x -Yes 1001 No 591 Council Post 3 x -Bob Clark 837 Eric Reid 550 Brad Sullivan 131 Council Post 4 Renita Hamilton 312 y -Peter “P.K.” Martin IV 616 y -Rex A. Millsaps 656 x= winner y=runoff will be held
The City of Lawrenceville is seeing a large number of voters in a year where residents are not voting for a mayor.
It's 2pm and an elevator full of voters step off onto the third floor of Lawrenceville's City Hall to go cast their ballots. The flow has been steady all day long. Elections Superintendent and City Clerk Karen Pierce says they've had 650 votes cast by this time. They've also received 60 absentee ballots by mail and another 300 advance voters cast their votes at City Hall earlier. That number is better than she and the city expected. "We're expecting probably 1,200 votes at this rate," said Pierce. Last year, 2,000 ballots were cast when Judy Jordan Johnson was running for mayor. "We're seeing abnormal numbers in a non-mayoral race" added Pierce. She notes one reason for the high turnout may be because there are six candidates running for …
The polls will be open from 7am until 7pm. Here's what you need to know about the ballot in Lawrenceville.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Today, voters in Lawrenceville will decide who will fill two City Council seats and if stores will be allowed to sell alcohol by the package. Bob Clark, Eric Reid and Brad Sullivan are vying for the Post 3 seat up for grabs after Katie Hart Smith announced she would not seek re-election. Renita Hamilton and Rex Millsaps are both hoping to take the Post 4 seat from incumbent Peter "P.K." Martin IV. Polls will be open at City Hall at 70 S. Clayton St. from 7am until 7pm. Gwinnett County will also be voting on an extension of the Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax or E-SPLOST. The current SPLOST for schools is set to expire June 2012. The vote is to decide if the one-cent tax should be extended for five more years. For more …