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Some precincts favored Fletcher (with map)

Turnout for the runoff race for Albany mayor was 28.4 percent, elections officials say.

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.

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B.J. Fletcher and Dorothy Hubbard

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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Comments

TheMember 2 years, 4 months ago

Only 28% voted, but 100% will bitch about the way Albany is going. We took several steps back yesterday, we may never recover. See you at the commissioners meeting Mrs. Mayor.

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KaosinAlbany 2 years, 4 months ago

That's right, we'll be watching her and the rest of the commission at the meetings and see how they all perform or not perform.

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chuckinBaconton 2 years, 4 months ago

Please check your map. Several of your pins are incorrect. When I lived in Dougherty county,all I heard was" If we ran the town it would be different" Well everything in Albany is run by the "We" and it is really different! Hope you can live with the "different". Just sayin'

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KaosinAlbany 2 years, 4 months ago

I want to know why Commissioner Howard was in the elections office helping count the absentee votes & early votes the other night? That is unethical.

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justme 2 years, 4 months ago

Ms. Hubbard, what exactly do you have to offer the citizens of Albany. Crime is out of control, Phoebe is ripping folks left and right, there are no jobs, there is no freeway to bring jobs into or out of the city, blacks and whites cannot get along, so please, now that you got elected by so few registered voters and the last mayor was and is a failure as most of the commission you have to deal with are, JUST TELL US WHAT IS IT THAT YOU HAVE TO OFFER.

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Shinedownfan 2 years, 4 months ago

I dont get the title of this article... shouldnt it be "Most Precincts favored Hubbard"?

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Albanite 2 years, 4 months ago

It is what it is. Albany's trouble - and number 1 problem to be solved by this mayor - is rooted in its reputation as a violent black area. We are all anxiously waiting to hear how Hubbard plans to change Albany's reputation afrom a "violent black area" to a "community."

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VSU 2 years, 4 months ago

It's like they always say. People complain, but they are the ones that never do anything to make a difference,

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Engineer 2 years, 4 months ago

Based on the map, Fletcher carried most of North and NW Albany (with the exception of Darton) with large margins while Hubbard carried East and South Albany by large margins.

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billybob 2 years, 4 months ago

The blacks voted for Hubbard, the whites voted for Fletcher, and there are more blacks than whites. What's so hard to understand?

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littleselma 2 years, 4 months ago

The majority of blacks in Albany will always vote based on color regardless of a candidates qualifications. I personally listened to the candidate debate because I wanted to hear out of each one's mouth what they wanted to accomplish if elected. B.J. was the most well spoken candidate and regardless of a person's ideas, they should at least be able to speak clearly to a potential company wanting to move here. B.J. also stood up and stated the fact that Albany needed a major overhaul. Mrs. Hubbard seems to be more in line with our current leadership and would not admit to any wrong doings that have happened since she was in office. She should also consider take a Public Speaking course before she is sworn in regardless of her education. We need our mayor to represent the city as best as she can.

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