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Sheriff candidates weigh in on Election Day

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McArthur Holmes casts his ballot in Pooler. McArthur Holmes casts his ballot in Pooler.
Sheriff Al St Lawrence Sheriff Al St Lawrence

Their votes are in, now the two candidates for the Chatham County sheriff's seat will wait for voting to be over and results to be tallied.

On Tuesday morning, Chatham County sheriff candidate McArthur Holmes cast his vote in Pooler.

His opponent and incumbent Sheriff Al St Lawrence said he early because he wanted to be in the office all day in case there were problems at any of the polls.

There was a controversy over Holmes' campaign signs. The sheriff said his opponent was illegally representing himself because he was a former colonel with the department. But after St Lawrence the sheriff didn't show up to a hearing in Atlanta, the judge threw out the complaints.

"He is still violating the law today, and all we ask is that the judge rule on the law. She chose not to do that and she chose to be a peacemaker or whatever. I don't like anyone putting a damn muzzle on me. I have First Amendment rights like anyone else," St Lawrence told WTOC.

"I'm feeling great this is culminating about a year of campaigning, and we are working up to this date and we will find out what the results will be tonight," Holmes said.

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