Election Certified in Oconee County

The Oconee County board of canvassers certified the primary election results on Thursday morning, adding 13 failsafe and provisional ballots to Tuesday’s unofficial count. Despite concerns that the added ballots might narrow Adam Duncan’s margin of victory in State House District Two to below 1%, triggering a mandatory recount, the final margin remained at 1.2%, confirming Duncan as the winner…

Low voter turnout saw only 20% participation, with notable results including Gena Acree winning the Oconee Treasurer race, Tommy James narrowly defeating incumbent Julian Davis in District Four, and Glenn Hart securing District Five. Micah Black won the 10th Circuit Solicitor’s race with 54.84% of the vote.

The U.S. House District 3 Republican nomination will go to a runoff between Mark Burns and Sheri Biggs, while Byron Best won the Democratic nomination.

In Pickens County, Scott Lang and Dale Holloway won council races, Alex Saitta retained his seat, and Chris Bowers will face Brandon Thomas in a runoff for District 5. The Sheriff’s race also heads to a runoff between Tommy Blankenship and Chuck James.

All runoffs are scheduled for June 25, with winning candidates expected to be unopposed in the fall general election on November 5.