Race for District 141 will come down to tomorrow’s run-off election

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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Election day is less than 24 hours away for residents in House District 141.

The run-off between former Macon-Bibb County Commissioner Gary Bechtel and former Jones County Commissioner Dale Washburn will finally come down to tomorrow’s results. With the choice now in the hands of residents, both candidates say every vote counts.

If you’re a resident in District 141 you may have recently received a call or even a knock on the door.

“We’ve had nine weeks since the primary on May 22nd, and we’ve been working hard to try and make contact with as many people as possible. We’ve had a positive message about what we can accomplish in District 141,” said Bechtel.

Both remaining candidates in the run-off race for the house seat say the work hasn’t stopped.

“It’s been an honor to be a candidate. We were honored to come in 1st in the primary we got 34% of the vote. My opponent who was in the run off go 27%,” Washburn told 41NBC.

Neither have their efforts toward getting in touch with voters.

“I’ve made hundreds of phone calls we’ve been waving putting out signs you know,” Bechtel explained.

“I have knocked on personally over 1400 doors and met a lot of voters and we have done a lot of waving at the voters in the mornings,” Washburn continued.

They’re asking people to come out tomorrow even with an anticipated dip in voter turn out.

“We had fairly low turn out in the primary with a little over 7,000 voters. We know there’s going to be some fall off in this one and not as many people, so it’s important to get the people out that are inclined to support you,” Bechtel added.

Polls will be open tomorrow from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM. For a list of polling locations in Macon-Bibb click here and here for Monroe County polling locations.

If you’re rooting for a particular candidate, you can watch the results with them tomorrow night at 7:30 pm.

Bechtel will be hosting an event at Mellow Mushroom on Bowman Road and Washburn will be at Margaritas on Bowman Road.

Other important races tomorrow include the race for Lt. Governor, Secretary of State and the run-off for Republican gubernatorial candidates Bryan Kemp and Casey Cagle.

Washburn says he’s hoping those bigger elections will attract a larger turn out.