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    Voter Turnout for Richmond County Sheriff run-off election

    By Bria Smith,

    29 days ago

    AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – Voters are heading to the polls Tuesday for the General Primary and Nonpartisan Election for Richmond County’s Sheriff’s race. Sheriff Richard Roundtree is facing off against Eugene Brantley in the Democratic Runoff.

    Several voters we’ve spoke with have already made their voices heard by voting for their choice for their choice for Richmond County Sheriff.

    “Ohhh if y’all want change, this is the time to do it…,” Regina Webb said.

    Regina Webb tells me, that’s the reason she sat outside the Julia Smith Casino recreation center, Tuesday morning.

    “Because at this point, Augusta needs a change, and Richmond County in particular– because we’ve been getting the same run around for a while from Roundtree, and now we need a change…,” Webb said.

    Tuesday, voters lined up outside of several assigned precincts scattered around Richmond County starting at 7 am.

    “With the sheriff’s department, I think the neighborhood will be a lot better off if they had communication with the people who, with the people who are patrolling that area, and they get better participation from the neighbors in solving crimes…,” Alice Vaughns said.

    We spoke with voters who want to see change and those who stress the importance of getting out and voting.

    “If you want your voice heard, you gotta participate ‘til the bitter end. You just vote for the first one and then you kind of throw it away– your ability to pick somebody that you want,” David Alfe said.

    They say the job is not done, until the job is done.

    “Everybody needs somebody to care, okay, so. Yeah. basically, it’s just a caring concern thing,” Webb said.

    “If you’re interested in what’s going on in this city and this county, then you need to definitely come out and vote,” Vaughns said.

    You can vote at your assigned precinct until 7pm tonight if you still have yet to do so.

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