Mitt Romney, Doug Collins and Sunday sales have earned a nod of approval from a majority of Lumpkin County voters this election day.
With seven out of seven precincts reporting, locals gave the go-ahead to a trio of alcohol-related initiatives which will allow for less regulation in county businesses.
For county voters, 6,533 ballots (64 percent) were cast in favor on the Sunday sale of beer and wine in places like Walmart and local convenience stores. A total of 3,723 (36 percent) voted against it.
A total of 6,593 (64 percent) of county voters also approved a measure that will allow Sunday sales by the drink, while 3,723 (36 percent) voted against it.
A similar City of Dahlonega referendum was approved by 998 (75 percent) of city voters, who gave the go-ahead to Sunday sales as well. A total of 340 (25 percent) of city ballots were cast against the initiative.
In the race for the District 9 U.S. Representative seat, Republican candidate Doug Collins led the way among Lumpkin County voters as he took 7,297 (78 percent) of the ballots, while his Democratic challenger Jody Cooley received 2,030 (22 percent).
In the race for the White House, a majority of 8,259 voters (80 percent) cast their ballots for challenger Mitt Romney while 1,933 (18 percent) voted for President Barack Obama. Gary Johnson netted 1.8 percent of the vote with 184 local voters choosing the Libertarian candidate.
Lumpkin County voters also approved a pair of Constitutional Amendments, with 6,034 (60 percent) voting for the approval of public charter schools. A total of 6,171 ballots were cast in favor of the measure that would allow for state agencies to enter multiyear rental agreements.
These figures do not include absentee ballots.
For more in depth local election news, check out next week's issue of The Dahlonega Nugget.
These results are not yet final until approved by voting officials.