In the end 31.24 percent of Georgia's' 5,270,536 registered voters made the decision on whether to tack on an additional penny in sales tax to fund TSPLOST.
The 1,630,718 voters resoundly voted NO to TSPLOST. According to the tally on the Georgia Secretary of State's website 70.87 said NO to no more taxes, 29.13 percent of the voters cast their ballot in favor.
Here's a highlight of some of the results, a full list is available on the Secretary of State's website:
- State Rep. Tom Rice, Dist. 95, (who represents Peachtree Corners, Berkeley Lake and Norcross) ran unopposed on the Republican Ballot, receiving 4,063 votes.*
- State Senator Fran Millar, Dist. 40, (who represents part of Peachtree Corners) ran unopposed on the Republican Ballot, received 2,249 votes.
- Brooke Siskin, running for State Rep. in District 95 on the Democratic ticket, collected 1,280 votes.*
* Rice and Siskin will face off in the November 2012 elections.
A few of the Gwinnett County seats up for re-election facing no opposition:
- Butch Conway, ran unopposed as the county's sheriff
- Danny Porter, ran unopposed for the County prosecutor seat
- Richard Steele, State Tax Commissioner
- Charlotte Nash, Chairman of Board of Commissioners
In the race for County Commissioner to fill Shirley Lasseter's seat in neighboring District 1, Jace Brooks narrowly defeated Laurie McClain 54% to 46%.
In District 3, Mike Beaudreau garnered only 47% of the vote and will face Tommy Hunter (22%) in a run off.
Current School Board Member Mary Kay Murphy (Rep) of Peachtree Corners, ran unopposed on the Republican Ballot for the Gwinnett School Board Dist. 3 seat, garnering 11,597 votes.
Jen Falk, from Berkeley Lake, ran unopposed on the Democratic Ballot, for the Gwinnett School Board Dist. 3 seat collecting 3,059 votes.
Murphy and Falk will face off in the November 2012 elections.
In the Gwinnett judicial races:
Chris Ballar defeated Marlene Duwell 59% to 41%
Peachtree Corners Warren Davis ran unopposed for Superior Court Judge, Gwinnett Circuit.
The race for Superior Court Judge, Gwinnett Circuit is headed for a runoff with Kathy Schrader (44%) and Tracey Mason Blasi (20.39%).
And the seat for Gwinnett State Court will also be decided in a runoff between Emily Brantley (28%) and Pam Britt (27%).
Gwinnett voters also had a chance to answer a number of non-binding questions. The answers are used to gauge voters opinions on various topics.
On both the Republican and Democratic Ballot were eight questions, two with similar wording, following is the results:
1. Should Georgia have casino gambling with funds going to education?
2. Do you support ending the current practice of unlimited gifts from lobbyists to state legislators by imposing a $100 cap on such gifts?
1. Would you support Casino gambling in Gwinnett County?
2. Do you support ending current practice permitting unlimited gifts from lobbyists to state legislators?
Editor's note: These results are unofficial until Monday when the votes are certified.