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Poll worker Pete Keel has been greeting voters for the last 10 years at the Sheffield Precinct poll at JH House Elementary

UPDATE: For the first time in Rockdale County history, all Democrats will sit on the county Board of Commissioners.

Democratic candidate Doreen Williams won the Post 2 commissioner seat by 2,149 votes over Republican incumbent JaNice Van Ness, according to the unofficial results. In an upset victory, Williams won 54 percent of the votes to Van Ness' 46 percent.

(For thoughts and reactions from both candidates, click here.)

Like the BOC race, Rockdale County citizens mostly went blue with their votes in the statewide races, although those races were ultimately swept by Republicans statewide.

Democratic candidate Doreen Carter, based in Lithonia, received 56 percent of Rockdale's votes compared to 44 percent for Republican incumbent Brian Kemp in the Secretary of State race. Statewide, Carter lost with about 40.81 percent while Kemp had 59.19 percent.

State School Superintendent Republican candidate Richard Woods lost Rockdale to Democratic candidate Valarie Wilson with about 58 percent of Rockdale citizens voting for Wilson. Statewide, Woods won with about 56.8 percent.

In the U.S. Senate race, Democratic candidate Michelle Nunn dominated county's polls winning about 59 percent of the Rockdale votes. Her main competitor, Republican candidate David Perdue, came in second with about 40 percent of the votes, with Libertarian candidate Amanda Swafford winning only one percent. However statewide, Perdue had about 54.6 percent, Nunn saw 43.44 percent and Swafford had 1.95 percent.

Gubernatorial Democrat candidate Jason Carter won 58 percent of votes in Rockdale, which is about 18 percent more than incumbent Republican candidate Nathan Deal. Libertarian candidate Andrew Hunt won about two percent.
However, as of Tuesday night with 145 of 159 Georgia counties reporting completed poll results, all the aforementioned Republican candidates won their statewide races.

The one Republican candidate whom Rockdale voters supported was Thomas Kirby. Kirby, the incumbent candidate for the Georgia House of Representatives district 114 seat, won the district race with 54 percent of the votes, about eight percent more than Democratic challenger Keith Thomas.

Out of the 48,942 registered voters in Rockdale County, roughly 55 percent voted during these mid-term elections, according to the unofficial results.




Polls have opened for Election Day, and will stay open  until 7p.m. Check back after 7 p.m. for live coverage of Election 2014 results as they come in.

To vote today, voters will have to go to their local polling stations at Rockdale's 18 precincts:

Barksdale: Barksdale Elementary School
Bethel: Presbyterian Church of the Resurrection
Conyers: Conyers First United Methodist Church
Fieldstone: Life Church
Flat Shoals: Flat Shoals Elementary School
Honey Creek: Honey Creek Elementary School
Hightower: Hightower Trail Elementary School
The Lakes: Rockdale County Public Works Building
Lorraine: Union United Methodist Church
Magnet: Cross Pointe Christian Church
Milstead: Conyers Middle School
Olde Town: Pine Street Elementary School
Rockdale: Rockdale Baptist Church
Salem: Salem High School
Sheffield: J.H. House Elementary School
Smyrna: Heritage High School
St. Pius: St. Pius X Catholic Church
Stanton: Edwards Middle School

To find out your precinct and poll location, contact the Rockdale Board of Elections/VR Office at 770-278-7333 or go to and go the Board of Elections and Voter Registration department page. 

Voters can also see their specific sample ballot, check voter registration status, view polling and early voting locations and track the status of their absentee ballot online at Secretary of State Brian Kemp's "My Voter Page" website at

When going to cast your ballot, make sure you bring photo identification, which can be a Georgia driver's license, a state-issued voter ID card, a valid U.S. passport or a valid U.S. military ID card.