Geraldine Council Race Heads to Runoff

Geraldine Council Race Heads to Runoff

By Zach Hester, Reporter •

GERALDINE, Ala. — A tie in last week’s Geraldine Town Council election will result in a runoff between two candidates who tied for the final seat.

Both incumbent Councilman Stanley Rooks and challenger Joseph “Joey” Satterfield received 111 votes last week after absentees were counted. In order to reach the threshold to be elected to the Council without a runoff, a candidate had to have 113 votes. 

On Tuesday, September 1, the Geraldine Town Council met to certify their election and open provisional ballots. Due to all seven (7) of the town’s provisional ballots being disallowed by the DeKalb County Board of Registrars, the tie between Rooks and Satterfield remained firm. 

The following candidates were duly elected to the Geraldine Town Council last week and will take office in November: Tim Gilbert (194 votes), Tony Taylor (187 votes), Larry “Punch” Lingerfelt (176 votes), and Scott Tarrant (176 votes). Mayor Chuck Ables secured another term in office unopposed.

The runoff election will be held on Tuesday, October 6.

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