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District 4 awaits its commissioner
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Election season isn’t quite over in South Bryan.
Voters will head to the polls one more time on Nov. 30 and cast their ballots in the runoff election between Carter Infinger and Butch Broome, the candidates running for the District 4 Bryan County Commission seat. This time, there will be a clear winner, according to Sam Davis, the Bryan County Elections superintendent.
“There will definitely be a winner in a runoff vote,” he said. “Unless they get exactly same number of votes, and what are the chances of that?”
Out of the 17,596 registered voters in Bryan County, 8,084 people, or 46 percent, cast a ballot for Tuesday’s general election. Davis said that turnout is pretty good for a midterm election.
“I wish there would have been more,” he said, “but that’s not a bad turnout.”
Davis said he usually sees between a 70 percent to 85 percent turnout when there is a presidential election.
Neither Broome nor Infinger got the 50 percent plus one vote needed to win the District 4 seat on Nov. 2. Broome received 1,013 votes, or 48.1 percent, and Infinger received 939 votes, or 44.6 percent, according to unofficial results.
Lynda Morse waged an aggressive write-in campaign for county seat. She received 145 write-in votes, or 7.3 percent, according to unofficial results. Morse will not be able to run a write-in campaign in the Nov. 30 runoff since that election is only between two candidates, Davis said.
Broome, the Republican candidate, said he plans to keep campaigning and meeting people to win.
“[I’m] going to get out there and see as many people as possible,” he said.
Infinger, a registered Republican who ran as an Independent, thanked his supporters and also said he was going to keep campaigning like he did in the days and weeks up to the general election.
“I’ll be doing the same thing I’ve been doing,” he said.
Unlike statewide races, which often end in runoff elections, local elections very seldom end in runoff, Davis said. This runoff race between Broome and Infinger is the first one that Davis can remember, and he’s been in office for a decade.
Voting will take place between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 30, at the same polling stations as the Nov. 2 election. All of the stations in the county will be open since voters will also cast their ballot for two statewide races, Davis said.
The election for a Supreme Court Justice and a Court of Appeals judge is also heading for a runoff. But only resident of Bryan County’s fourth district will be able to vote for either Broome or Infinger.
There will also be early voting, though Davis does not yet know when that will begin.
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