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Early voting under way for runoff
Boyum, McCollar to vie for District 1 council seat
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The race is on — again.Early voting began Tuesday for the City of Statesboro Special Election Runoff between candidates Phil Boyum and Jonathan McCollar. Boyum and McCollar are vying to represent District 1 on the Statesboro City Council, filling a seat vacated after Councilman Tommy Blitch resigned in August.The two men, together, accounted for nearly two-thirds of votes cast in a four-candidate race during the General Election on Nov. 6, but neither received the 50 percent plus-one votes required to win outright — Boyum accounted for 448 votes (33 percent) and McCollar, 437 votes (33 percent). Early voting for the election will continue through Nov. 30, Bulloch County Elections Supervisor Pat Lanier Jones said.
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