Rockdale’s early voting turnout low, residents speak out against $140 million bond referendum

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Early voting for the General and Nonpartisan General Election in Rockdale ended on Friday, May 18, with 5,312 ballots cast, Rockdale Supervisor of Elections Cynthia Welch reported. The county has 56,656 eligible active voters and officials are urging voters who have not cast their ballots to come out on May 22, Election Day.

In addition to several local races to be decided, county residents are being asked to support a referendum to build a $140 million courthouse complex. Some residents say the county is attempting to shove the referendum down their throats.

County officials held its last and final meeting concerning the referendum at the Board of Commissioners work session on  May 15.  You can hear comments made during the Board of Commissioners’ work session at (start at 39:27 of the video):

Here’s a breakdown of Rockdale’s unofficial voting totals so far:

In-Person Voting:

Republican, 2,067

Democrat, 2,911

Non-Partisan, 93

Total: 5,071


Mail Ballots Issued:

Republican, 132

Democrat, 96

Non-partisan, 13

Total: 241


Total for all Rockdale voting: 5,312

Eligible Active Voters: 56, 656 


To confirm your voter registration and where to vote visit:

  • Secretary of State My Voter Page:
  • Contact the Rockdale Board of Elections Office:

1400 Parker Road, Lobby C, Phone: (770) 278-7333


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