ALBANY — A look at the precinct-by-precinct voting totals from Tuesday’s historic mayoral race show that while overall turnout was down from the Nov. 8 general election, it was up enough in several key precincts enough to give former city commissioner Dorothy Hubbard the win.
In total, 11,464 votes were cast at precincts in the mayor’s race or roughly 28.4 percent of the 40,258 registered active voters in the city of Albany.
According to unofficial and uncertified voting results provided by the Albany-Dougherty Elections Office, Hubbard ended the race on top with 6,077 votes, or 53.18 percent of the total, to Fletcher’s 5,351 votes, or 46.8 percent.
Turnout was highest at the Beattie Road Church precinct with better than 43 percent of registered voters casting ballots Tuesday. Of the 1,395 ballots cast at that precinct, businesswoman B.J. Fletcher gained 66 percent of the vote, or 923 votes, to Hubbard’s 33.69 percent, or 469 votes.
The lowest turnout percentage was at Albany State University’s HPER Gym, in which just 4.1 percent of its registered voters, or 55 people, cast ballots. Hubbard carried that precinct with 38 votes, or 69.09 percent, to Fletcher’s 17 votes, or 30.91 percent.
Of the 21 city precincts, Fletcher carried seven while Hubbard carried 14.
The tightest that any particular precinct came between the two candidates was at the Phoebe Education Building precinct, where Hubbard had 54.87 percent of the vote or 124 votes, while Fletcher had 45.13 percent, or 102 votes.
The biggest disparities in voting totals benefiting Hubbard came from Carver Community Center, where she carried better than 87 percent of the vote; Coachman Elementary, where she carried 86 percent of the vote; Westtown Elementary, where she carried 83.4 percent of the vote, and Mt. Zion Church where she carried 83.1 percent of the vote.
For Fletcher, the precincts that supported her most strongly were Merry Acres, where she pulled in 81.7 percent of the vote; Covenant Presbyterian Church, which gave her 77.6 percent of the vote, and First Christian Church, where she won 77.3 percent of the vote.
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