Primary runoff results will be online

With results of Tuesday’s primary election not becoming available until yesterday evening, and the July 25 Times-Courier having to be at our printers Tuesday afternoon, results will not be in today’s print edition.

However, results were posted on the Times-Courier’s Facebook page last night, and will also be posted this morning on our website,, soon after 9 a.m.

A total of 1,086 registered voters cast early ballots — 968 voting in person and 118 mail-ins, according to Chief Registrar Nelda Spires. Of the 968, 943 people voted Republican for governor, lieutenant governor and secretary of state; 25 cast Democrat ballots for state school superintendent. In absentees, 111 voted GOP and seven voted Democrat.

Spires was asked about the number of early voters.

“I was a little surprised,” she said. 

“With the governor (GOP runoff) being on there, I thought there would be more turnout. I’m not surprised at the Democratic turnout, with it being state school superintendent. But with governor being the top office in the state, I am a little surprised it was as low as it was.”

The newspaper will run local results in the statewide races in our Aug. 1 print edition.

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