Local election results here tonight

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    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.