Published Sunday, February 24, 2013
Registered voters in much of the eastern and some of the southern parts of Coweta County have an opportunity between now and March 5 to cast ballots in the Georgia House District 71 runoff election between candidates David Stover and Thomas Crymes.
The two candidates were top vote-getters in a six-person special election on Feb. 5. Because no candidate got a majority of the votes Feb. 5 the runoff was necessitated.
Polls will be open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. March 5 at these precincts which make up District 71 in Coweta -- Moreland, Sharpsburg, Raymond, Fischer Road, White Oak at Crossroads 154 campus, Thomas Crossroads, Canongate, Turin, Arts Centre, Madras and Ebenezer Church. A small sliver of the Peachtree City area is in District 71.
In addition to March 5 voting, early voting is taking place this week at the Coweta Voter Registrar’s office, room 128, County Administration Building, 22 East Broad St., Newnan. Early voting hours this week are 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
This is an important state legislative race. Voter turnout will be extremely low. A few hundred voters will likely decide the winner. On Feb. 5 only about 7 percent of the voters in the district went to the polls. Turnout could be even lighter in this runoff.
We encourage District 71 voters to become familiar with the two candidates and cast a ballot on March 5 or during early voting this week.