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Updated: Norcross Annexation Passes

Gwinnett County is reporting that the Norcross annexation measure has passed. Five additional absentee ballots were added later.

Updated Nov. 11

Thousands of residents east of Buford Highway will soon become a part of the City of Norcross--and at first it appeared that one single vote decided the annexation. 

With both of the precincts reporting, 50.3 percent voted in favor of coming into the city while 49.7 pecent voted against it. 

The total number of votes cast at ballots was 165, with 83 voting in favor and 82 voting against the measure. 

Later, the county added five more absentee ballots--all in favor of the annexation. That changed the count to 88 in favor and 82 opposed. 

Ground Chuck November 09, 2011 at 03:54 PM
Only 165 people voted? Wow, talk about disinterested!
Jonathan Fitzgerald November 09, 2011 at 03:55 PM
This sucks, I made sure to vote early because of work
Cheryl Rankin November 09, 2011 at 05:41 PM
So glad I voted, and that it passed! Trashy neighborhood yards, multiple cars parked on lawns, goodbye! (I hope)
Cheryl Rankin November 11, 2011 at 04:52 PM
What's the official date that annexation takes effect?
Laura Sullivan November 11, 2011 at 05:23 PM
Jan. 1, Cheryl.

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