UPDATED: Oconee County 2012 General Election Results
Oconee County voters back Mitt Romney for president and say "No" to the Georgia charter schools amendment.
Update: On Nov. 12, the Secretary of State's website updated general election information for Oconee County. The revised numbers show 17,889 or 80 percent of Oconee's registered voters cast ballots. The chart has been updated with the revised numbers.
In 2008, 17,208 voters in Oconee County cast ballots, or about 84.4 percent of the 20, 397 registered voters in the county at that time. Four years ago, 12,120 votes, 70.57 percent, were cast for the Republican nominee, John McCain and 4, 825 or 28.09 percent for President Barack Obama.
It comes as no surprise then that Oconee County heavily favored Romney in his bid for presidency nearly 3 to 1 (see details below).
Most of the local races in the General Election were unopposed, as they were decided in the July 31st primary.
In early and advanced voting, which ended Friday, about 45 percent of the county's 22,407 active voters cast ballots, according to Oconee County Observations. When Tuesday's votes were added to the mix, turnout totaled 80 percent. This is down from 2008, when turnout was nearly 84.4 percent in Oconee County.
Oconee County 2012 General Election Unofficial Results***
|Voter Turnout:||80 %|
|(I) Barack Obama, Dem. (Joe Biden, VP)||4,421||24.83|
|Mitt Romney, Rep. (Paul Ryan VP)||13,098||73.56|
|Gary Johnson, Lib. (James Gray VP)||288||1.62|
|Public Service Commissioner
|(I) Chuck Eaton, Rep
|Stephen Oppenheimer, Dem
|Brad Ploeger, Lib
|Public Service Commissioner||Votes||%|
|(I) Stan Wise, Rep.
|David Staples, Lib
|U.S. House, 10th District||Votes||%|
|(I) Paul Broun, Rep.
|State Senate 46th District||Votes||%|
|(I) Bill Cowsert, Rep.
|State House 117th District||Votes||%|
|Regina Quick, Rep.
|State House 119th District||Votes||%|
|(I) Chuck Williams||9,877||100|
|District Attorney of Western Judicial Circuit
|(I) Ken Maulding, Dem.
|Clerk of Superior Court
|(I) Angela Watson, Rep.
|(I) Scott Berry, Rep.
|Jennifer Riddle, Rep.||14,549||100
|(I) Ed Carson, Rep.
|County Commission Chairman||Votes||%|
|(I) Melvin Davis, Rep.
|County Commission Post 1
|(I) Jim Luke, Rep.
|County Commission Post 4
|Mark Saxon, Rep.
|Board of Education Chairman
|Tom Odom, Rep.
|Board of Education Post 4
|Mike Burnette, Rep.
|Board of Education Post 5
|(I) Wayne Bagley, Rep.
|Watkinsville Council Post 2 (Special Election)||Votes||%|
Constitutional Amendment Proposals
|2. Provide for a reduction in the state's operating costs by allowing the General Assembly to authorize certain state agencies to enter into multiyear rental agreements?||10,488||65.51||5,522||34.49|
***Results unofficial until certified.