Rome Commission: Doss, Quick, Beeman win three seats on Ward 2. School board: Collins, Jackson, Byington, Davis, Fisher, Uldrick and newcomer Pascha Burge win seven seats. Turnout was lousy (12.8%). Also: regional results.

Rome Commission: Doss, Quick, Beeman win three seats on Ward 2. School board: Collins, Jackson, Byington, Davis, Fisher, Uldrick and newcomer Pascha Burge win seven seats. Turnout was lousy (12.8%). Also: regional results.

A look outside the two precincts housed by the Rome Civic Center at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Turnout was dreadful: Less than 13%. Hometown photo.
Below: Results from Rome, Cave Spring, Cartersville, other cities.
City Commission: Incumbents Jamie Doss and Randy Quick won new four-year terms to represent Ward 2 in Tuesday’s election while former School Board member Elaina Beeman took the third seat being vacated by Wendy Davis at year’s end as she runs for U.S. House District 14. Doss, Beeman and Quick led from the start as the advance voters were released first, then the absentee and finally the six precincts in batches. They’ll be sworn in during the commission’s first meeting in January.
LuGina Brown finished fourth — a surprise as she had made a big splash with her campaign, including signs at just about every intersection. She was followed by Vic Hixson and Tyrone Holland. 
Impact: The balance of power on the board isn’t expected to shift with two incumbents winning and Beeman taking the third seat. The commission will have four black members: Bill Collins, Bonny Askew, Sundai Stevenson and Beeman. The 7 to 2 male-to-female ratio won’t change.
School board: Incumbents Faith Collins, Alvin Jackson, Will Byington, Melissa Davis, Jill Fisher and John Uldrick won new terms while newcomer Pascha Burge will take the seat Beeman left to run for City Commission. Tracy McDew finished eighth and Coach Ron Roach, ninth.
  • Not much change is expected by the School Board outcome.
Election aftermath:
  • Turnout was horrible — 2,697 of Rome’s 21,056 eligible voters cast ballots. That’s 12.8%
  • 44% of the votes cast were in advance or absentee or 1,188 ballots.
  • 56% of the vote occurred Tuesday at the six city precincts.
  • That said, it was one of the smoothest elections in recent years. The count was wrapped up by a few ticks past 9 p.m.
  • Faith Collins, the School Board incumbent, won the night with the most overall votes, 1,848.
  • In fact, five School Board winners drew more votes than the top three City Commission candidates.
  • Next up: The May 2022 primary.

EARLIER TUESDAY
  • Rome insurance salesman Mark Swanson has filed an injunction seeking access to records of the recent “logic and accuracy” testing for voting machines used this election cycle. The Board of Elections earlier publicized such testing started on Sunday, Oct. 10, and observers were welcome (Swanson was there). The first machines tested were for advance voting which started Oct. 12. The elections office continued to check the machines now in six city precincts. Swanson’s injunction was heard in superior court by Bryan Johnson and Swanson has been given the test results; his injunction has been withdrawn (based on reports by the Rome News-Tribune, WRGA and Hometown Headlines)

Notes:

The Floyd County Board of Elections will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 9, at noon in the Community Room located in the County Administration Building at 12 E. Fourth Ave. in Rome. The meeting is open to the public. Citizens who wish to attend in person are asked to follow the guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Agenda:

11.9.2021 BOER Agenda

The Floyd County Board of Elections & Registration will interview four candidates to be the next elections clerk as part of a Special Called Session on Friday, Nov. 12, beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the Admin Conference Room located in Suite 207 of the County Administration Building at 12 E. Fourth Ave., Rome. Interviews are set at 9, 10 and 11 a.m. as well as 2 p.m. With the exception of the executive session, the meeting is open to the public.  Citizens who wish to attend in person are asked to follow the guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


 

CAVE SPRING

From Rome News-Tribune: “Jason West and Steven Pierce have taken the Post 3 and 5 seats in Cave Spring City Council race. Charles Jackson retains the Post 4 seat.”

  • Incumbent Charles Jackson / Stacey Royston.
  • Incumbent Nellie McCain / Jason West.
  • Incumbent Nancy Fricks / Steve Pierce.

BARTOW COUNTY: Click elections office results.

Cartersville: Big wins for Santini, Roth.

CARTERSVILLE 11-2-21 UNOFFICIAL

Adairsville

Adairsville 11-2-21 Unofficial and Incomplete

Emerson:

Emerson 11-2-21 Unofficial and Incomplete

Euharlee

Euharlee 11-2-21 Unofficial and Incomplete

Kingston:

KINGSTON 11-2-21 UNOFFICIAL

White:

White 11-2-21 Unofficial and Incomplete

POLK COUNTY (thanks, WZOT in Rockmart)


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