• The Latest: Voters send Nikema Williams to Georgia Senate

    ATLANTA (AP) - The Latest on Georgia elections (all times local):

    11:55 p.m.

    Voters have elected Atlanta Democrat Nikema Williams to a seat in the state Senate.

    Williams on Tuesday defeated fellow Democrat Linda Pritchett with 51 percent of the vote to win the vacant Senate District 39 seat.

    The seat was left open by Democrat Vincent Fort, who stepped down to run for Atlanta mayor.


    11:45 p.m.

    Jen Jordan has defeated Jaha Howard in a runoff for the state Senate District 6 seat in metro Atlanta.

    Jordan, a Democrat, got 64 percent of the vote in Tuesday's election to defeat Howard, also a Democrat.

    Tuesday's election was held to fill a seat left open when Republican Hunter Hill left the chamber to run for Georgia governor.


    11:20 p.m.

    Kim Schofield has defeated fellow Democrat De'Andre Pickett for a seat representing parts of metro Atlanta in the General Assembly.

    Schofield won the runoff election Tuesday for the vacant seat in House District 60, which includes parts of Fulton and Clayton counties.

    Schofield won Tuesday's election with nearly 53 percent of the vote.

    Schofield was elected after Democratic Rep. Keisha Waites resigned from the District 60 seat in September to run for chair of the Fulton County Commission.


    10:45 p.m.

    Voters in metro Atlanta have elected Bee Nguyen to a seat in the Georgia General Assembly.

    Nguyen on Tuesday defeated fellow Democrat Sachin Varghese in a runoff for the House District 89 seat. Nguyen garnered about 52 percent of the vote.

    Nguyen was elected to the seat left vacant by state Rep. Stacey Abrams, an Atlanta Democrat who is leaving the legislature to run for governor.

    The race was the first of four state legislative runoffs to be decided. Results in the other three races were still being tabulated late Tuesday.


    8 p.m.

    Polls have closed in Georgia's elections, which include the final contest for Atlanta mayor and a handful of runoffs to fill open seats in the General Assembly.

    In Atlanta, voters Tuesday were deciding between Keisha Lance Bottoms and Mary Norwood for mayor.

    In the Georgia General Assembly, four runoffs were held for seats left vacant when their occupants left the statehouse to run for other political offices.

    The runoffs involved Senate Districts 6 and 39, and House Districts 60 and 89.

    All of the legislative contests involved Democrats.


    4:25 a.m.

    Atlanta residents choose a new leader Tuesday in a vote that could result in the city's first white, female mayor. A handful of state legislative contests are also on the ballot.

    Voters in the Atlanta mayoral runoff election are deciding between Keisha Lance Bottoms and Mary Norwood. Whoever wins, Atlanta will be led by a female mayor for the first time since 2010, when former mayor Shirley Franklin left office. Franklin served two terms after winning in 2001.

    If Norwood wins, she would be Atlanta's first white mayor in 44 years. She would also be Atlanta's first-ever white female mayor.

    Atlanta's last white mayor, Sam Massell, left office in 1974 and was succeeded by five African-American mayors in the next four decades: Maynard Jackson, Andrew Young, Bill Campbell, Franklin and current Mayor Kasim Reed.

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