One vote difference in Burke County

  • Follow Latest News

Who says one vote doesn’t make a difference?

Don’t tell that to Barbara Hammett, executive director of the Burke County Board of Elections. Democrat Jim Martin out-polled U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss in her county by a vote of 2,533 to 2,532.

Percentage-wise, she noted, that’s 50.001 percent to 49.999 percent.

What would she say to people who think their vote doesn’t matter?

“I would say that happens lots of times, where a few votes – or one vote – make a difference.”

She said in the school board runoff between Lynn Crews and Barrett Wimberly, won by Ms. Crews, each candidate got 178 votes in one precinct.

loading...
Top headlines

State legislators won't push bill for mayor

The state legislators that Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis needs to draft legislation that will give him more power say that won’t happen this year, with less than a month remaining in the legislative ...
Search Augusta jobs