Madison County’s voter turnout was light in three statewide runoff races Tuesday.
A total of 1,971 of the county’s 14,126 registered voters (13.95 percent) participated in the primary runoffs.
Madison County’s choices were in line with statewide results. Local voters preferred David Perdue over Jack Kingston in the Republican primary runoff for the U.S. Senate seat. Perdue garnered 982 votes (53.69 percent) to Kingston’s 847 (46.31 percent). He edged Kingston statewide with 50.88 percent of the vote. Perdue will face Democrat Michelle Nunn in the Nov. 4 general election.
Both Republicans and Democrats held runoffs for the state school superintendent’s seat. Richard Woods edged Michael Buck with 50.09 percent of the vote statewide. A recount appears likely. He also won Madison County with 821 votes (52.56 percent) to Buck’s 741 votes (47.44 percent).
Woods, if confirmed in a recount, will face Democrat Valarie Wilson in the Nov. 4 general election. Wilson defeated Alisha Thomas Morgan with 54.38 percent of the statewide vote. She also won Madison County, 71-65.