The runoff election between Heather Lanier and Ryan Cleveland for Superior Court Judge will be held today, Tuesday, July 26.
All voting precincts in Decatur County will be open until 7:00 p.m. tonight with the Superior Court Judge the only race on the ballot.
In the May general election, Ryan Cleveland received 4094 votes, Heather Lanier garnered 4061, and Mike Bankston took 3661. Because no candidate received at least 50% plus one, a runoff is necessary between the top two vote getters, Lanier and Cleveland.
The Superior Court Judge race will be on the ballot in five southwest Georgia counties, including Decatur, Grady, Mitchell, Baker and Calhoun.
According to the Georgia Superior Courts website, “The Superior Courts of Georgia is a court of general jurisdiction handling both civil and criminal law actions. Superior Court Judges preside over cases involving misdemeanors, contract disputes, premises liability, and various other actions. In addition, the Superior Court has exclusive equity jurisdiction over all cases of divorce, title to land, and felonies involving jury trials, including death penalty cases”.