Tomorrow is Election Day, when Cobb voters will head to the polls once again to cast their ballots in two races that did not have a definitive winner last month.
In the battle to replace Gov.-elect Brain Kemp as secretary of state, Democrat John Barrow, an attorney and former Congressman, faces Republican Brad Raffensperger, a member of the Georgia House of Representatives and business owner.
Raffensperger finished on top in the first round of voting, taking 1,906,588 votes or 49.1 percent, according to certified results from the Georgia Secretary of State’s office, but 50 percent plus one vote is needed for an outright win.
Barrow received 1,890,310 votes, good for 48.7 percent, while Libertarian J. Smythe Duval received 86,696 votes, or 2.2 percent.
Barrow finished first in Cobb in November, taking 52.5 percent to Raffensperger’s 44.4 percent.
Also on the ballot is the race for the District 3 seat on the Public Service Commission, which regulates utilities in Georgia. Commissioners on the PSC are elected statewide.
In the first round of voting, Republican incumbent Chuck Eaton finished first with 1,917,656 votes, or 49.7 percent, followed by Democrat and business owner Lindy Miller, who received 1,838,020 votes, or 47.6 percent. Libertarian Ryan Graham received 102,878 votes, or about 2.7 percent.
Miller was Cobb’s first choice in November, taking 52.2 percent compared to Eaton’s 44.4 percent.
Polls are open Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Voters can find their assigned polling place at www.mvp.sos.ga.gov.