CONYERS — State Rep. Pam Dickerson, D-Conyers, has requested a recount in her loss to Sharon Henderson in the District 113 election.

Dickerson, who was seeking her sixth term, received 5,531 votes to Sharon Henderson’s 5,689, a difference of 158 votes, in the Democratic Primary election last Tuesday.

In Rockdale, Dickerson received 866 votes to Henderson’s 635, a difference of 231 votes. In Newton, Dickerson’s vote total was 4,665, compared to Henderson’s total of 5,054, a difference of 389 votes.

The Rockdale Board of Elections was expected to consider Dickerson’s request for a recount at a special meeting Wednesday morning at 9:30. Dickerson said the Newton Board of Elections was expected to do the same at 4 p.m. on Thursday.

Dickerson said she decided to request the recount due to some questions about absentee balloting and provisional ballot totals.

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I have been editor of the Rockdale Citizen since 1996 and editor of the Newton Citizen since it began publication in 2004. I am also currently executive editor of the Clayton News Daily, Henry Daily Herald and Jackson Progress-Argus.

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