Metro voters select city, county candidates

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ATLANTA - Click here for for the latest election results and get minute-by-minute updates on election night below.


10:55 p.m. - "I'll give it everything I've got for the next 4 years," Reed declares

10:54 p.m. - "Our city tonight is unified.... we are one city tonight because the people of Atlanta chose to believe again," Reed says.

10:52 p.m. - Mayor Kasim Reed takes the podium to declare victory.

10:34 p.m. - The Associated Press declares runoffs in the race for Georgia House district 127 and Georgia Senate district 14.

10:20 p.m. - With 100 percent reporting, it looks like East Point will have a new mayor. Jannquell Peters and Clyde Mitchell should head to a runoff once votes are certified. Incumbent Ernestine Pittman came in third.

10:09 p.m. - Sunday alcohol sales in Dacula has passed by one vote. An unoffical tally has it 88-87.

10:07 p.m. -  The Marietta bond referendum appears to have passed with 54 percent approval.

10:00 p.m. Mixed results for incumbents in the Atlanta City Council. Most of the incumbents are winning handily however challenger Mary Norwood appears to have a small lead over Aaron Watson and Andre Dickens has a similar 2 percent lead over incumbent H. Lamar Willis.

9:40 p.m. - The Associated Press has declared Kasim Reed the winner of the Atlanta mayoral race. Reed will serve a second term after receiving more than 80 percent of the vote. 

9:30 p.m. - Results from liquor ballots are slowly coming in with the issue being passed in Carrollton, Dawsonville, Dacula, Paulding and Morgan counties.

9:18 p.m. - Mayor Mike Bodker declares victory in Johns Creek. Says it is time to "heal" the city.

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8:08 p.m. - Johns Creek Mayor Mike Bodker tells Channel 2's Mike Petchenik he is confident as polls close.

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8:00 p.m. Polls close in the city ofAtlanta.

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7:45 p.m. - Mayor Kasim Reed arrives at Hyatt Regency where his supporters will gather.

7:oo p.m. - Polls close across Georgia except for the city of Atlanta.

Metro voters visited the polls on Tuesday to cast ballots in races that largely focused on city and county candidates and ballot issues.

Voters in Atlanta decided to re-elect Mayor Kasim Reed along with the City Council and school board.

Several other local mayoral races are on the ballot from including East Point, Johns Creek, Marietta, Sandy Springs and Peachtree City.

Voters are also deciding if they will extend the SPLOST in multiple counties including Gwinnett, Rockdale, Fayette and Floyd counties.


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