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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, , 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***

Registered Voters:  22,362 Ballots Cast:  17,889 Voter Turnout:  80 % U.S. President Votes 
(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
Votes
% (I) Chuck Eaton, Rep
12,127
73.02 Stephen Oppenheimer, Dem
3,480
20.95 Brad Ploeger, Lib
1,001
6.03



Public Service Commissioner Votes
% (I) Stan Wise, Rep.
12,421
79.29 David Staples, Lib
3,244
20.71



U.S. House, 10th District Votes
% (I) Paul Broun, Rep.
13,132
100




State Senate 46th District Votes
% (I) Bill Cowsert, Rep.
14,330
100




State House 117th District Votes
% Regina Quick, Rep.
4,396
100




State House 119th District Votes % (I) Chuck Williams 9,877 100 District Attorney of Western Judicial Circuit
Votes
% (I) Ken Maulding, Dem.
12,587
100




Clerk of Superior Court
Votes
% (I) Angela Watson, Rep.
14,724
100




Sheriff
Votes
% (I) Scott Berry, Rep.
14,704
100




Tax Commissioner
Votes
% Jennifer Riddle, Rep. 14,549
100





Coroner Votes
% (I) Ed Carson, Rep.
14,371
100




 County Commission Chairman Votes
% (I) Melvin Davis, Rep.

14,088
100




County Commission Post 1
Votes
% (I) Jim Luke, Rep.
14,039
100




County Commission Post 4
Votes
% Mark Saxon, Rep.
14,134
100




Board of Education Chairman
Votes
% Tom Odom, Rep.
14,287
100




Board of Education Post 4
Votes
% Mike Burnette, Rep.
14,029
100




Board of Education Post 5
Votes
% (I) Wayne Bagley, Rep.
13,854
100




Watkinsville Council Post 2 (Special Election) Votes % Nicole Brooks 158 41.4 Connie Massey 224 58.6

Constitutional Amendment Proposals

Amendment Yes %
No %





1. Allow state or local approval of public charter schools upson request of local communities?

 8,160  48.04
8,825 51.96





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.

Steve Holzman November 12, 2012 at 07:47 PM
Darwin write-in count?
Stephanie Gross November 12, 2012 at 07:52 PM
Hi Steve, Lee Becker covers that in his latest blog post http://oconee.patch.com/blog_posts/romney-bested-mccain-record-in-percentage-and-number-of-votes-despite-low-turnout-in-oconee-county Looks like Darwin garnered 908 votes here in Oconee.

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