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Local election results here tonight

UPDATE 9:40 p.m. — With all precincts reporting, the ESPLOST passed with 53.72 percent of the vote and Mary Kay Bacallao won the Post 2 seat on the Fayette County Board of Education with 64.81 percent.

Also, Fayetteville voters have approved the TAD referendum 2-to-1, according to the Fayette County Elections Office.

Here are the races and the questions (results currently are from early voting machines ONLY):

School Board Post 2 —

Mary Kay Bacallao (R) — 35,165 (64.81 pct)

Terri Smith (incumbent) (D) — 19,053 (35.11 pct)

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E-SPLOST renewal —

Yes — 30,218 (53.72 pct)

No — 26,032 (46.28 pct)

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Charter school amendment (Fayette results only) —

Yes — 34,465 (61.8 pct)

No — 21,302 (38.2 pct)

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Fayetteville Tax Allocation District referendum (2 precincts in Fayetteville only)

Yes — 3,499 69.88 pct

No — 1,508 30.12 pct

Notes: for those of you engaged in friendly paramutuals: the Fielding Ridge precinct was the first to check in at elections central downtown, closely followed by the Windgate precinct, both in Peachtree City.

From earlier reports:
Early scoop: With paper tallies from 40 early voting machines being posted for inspection, the ESPLOST has maintained a slim lead; Bacallao continues to outpace Smith and the Fayetteville TAD proposal is enjoying a healthy 2 to 1 margin.

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