The polls have closed and Dawson County results are in for the special election for the District 9 U.S. House seat.
With all three of Dawson County's precincts reporting (Central, East and West), along with the absentee ballots, the votes are as follows:
* Chris Cates, Republican -- 267 votes
* Mike Freeman, Democrat -- 95 votes
* Tom Graves, Republican -- 552 votes
* Lee Hawkins, Republican -- 343 votes
* Bert Loftman, Republican -- 183 votes
* Eugene Moon, Independent -- 30 votes
* Bill Stephens, Republican -- 63 votes
* Steve Tarvin, Republican -- 154 votes
The 9th District includes some or all of 15 counties in North Georgia.
In Dawson County, 1,691 of the 12,506 registered voters cast ballots, accounting for a 13.52 percent turnout.