In the three-person race for the Tattnall County Commissioner District 3 seat on the election day of Tuesday, June 20, 2023, Billy Conley won the election without a runoff, tallying 267 votes to 205 for Joe Odom and 60 for Shane J. Brannen.
To avoid a runoff, the top candidate in the number of votes must have 50 percent plus one, and Conley’s total was 50 percent plus two.
On election day, 228 votes were cast, and 274 in advance voting and 29 by absentee, with one provisional vote, for a total of 532 votes overall.
Conley, who currently serves as the Code Enforcement Officer for the City of Glennville, is also a commercial builder.
“Thank you to the citizens of Tattnall County for electing me as your next District 3 Tattnall County Commissioner. I pledge to represent you fairly in every way, always considering the best use of your tax dollars while providing you with the services you need,” said Conley.
Once votes are certified by the State, Conley will take his oath of office, possibly within the next two weeks. Conley’s term will end December 2024, since he will be completing the unexpired term of the late G. W. Thompson, who died earlier this year.
Of the 2959 registered voters in District 3 of Tattnall, 532 cast votes, for a voter turnout of 18 percent.
A recount can be requested up to two days after votes are certified.