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Provisional ballots may determine Sheriff's race
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The seat for Rockdale County's Sheriff hangs in limbo as provisional ballots and military ballots are left to be counted.

According to Elections Supervisor Cynthia Welch, there are 237 provisional ballots, or ballots that were issued for people who did not have the proper identification or there were questions or issues regarding their registration or vote.

Provisional voters have until Friday, 5 p.m., to bring their identification and military ballots have until Friday 5 p.m. to arrive, according to Board of Elections Chair William Todd.

The Board of Elections is scheduled to meet Saturday, Nov. 10, 1 p.m. at 1400 Parker Road to certify the results of the election.

By the end of Tuesday night, neither candidate in the Sheriff's race had the 50 percent plus one vote needed for a win. Five-term Republican incumbent Sheriff Jeff Wigington had 18,675 votes (49.98 percent), just 18 more votes than the 18,657 votes (49.93 percent) that Democratic challenger and Sheriff's Deputy Eric Levett received.

Rockdale Republican Party Chairman Don Williamson declined to comment when asked if the party would be filing any challenges or recount requests. "I think I'd better hold off on (commenting on) that," he said.