Fi­nal days of early vot­ing un­der­way

July 24 run-off to de­ter­mine GOP, Dem statewide can­di­dates for Novem­ber races

The Standard Journal - - LOCAL - From staff re­ports

The fi­nal days of early vot­ing are al­most here, and then it will be time for runoff day in Polk County and across the State of Ge­or­gia.

Elec­tions Di­rec­tor Lee Ann Ge­orge said that more WKDQ YRWHUV KDG WDNHQ part thus far in the sum­mer run-off in per­son, along with

DEVHQWHH E\ PDLO EDOORWV turned in as well. Next Tues­day’s polling is a fol­low-up to de­ter­mine statewide seats on both the Repub­li­can and Demo­cratic bal­lots from the 0D\ SULPDU\

Repub­li­cans will se­lect their gover­nor nom­i­nee from the two top vote-get­ters — Casey Ca­gle and Brian Kemp. Their lieu­tenant gov­HUQRU VORW RQ WKH 1RY JHQeral elec­tion bal­lot will be ¿OOHG E\ HLWKHU *HRII 'XQFDQ or David Shafer; and the sec­re­tary of state nom­i­na­tion will go to David Belle Isle or Brad Raf­fensperger.

Democrats just have one runoff — for their state school su­per­in­ten­dent nom­i­nee. The race is be­tween Sid Chapman and Otha Thorn­ton Jr.

Those who voted in the Demo­cratic pri­mary are inel­i­gi­ble to vote in the Repub­li­can runoff, and vice versa. A voter who picked the non­par­ti­san bal­lot in May can opt to par­tic­i­pate in either party’s runoff.

Also, any­one who wasn’t reg­is­tered to vote be­fore the April dead­line for the May pri­mary also can’t par­tic­i­pate in the run-off lo­cally.

Polk County’s seven precincts will be open on July

IRU WKH UXQ RII EXW QR Satur­day polling is planned for this round dur­ing the three week pe­riod. Any­one who wants to get an ab­sen­tee bal­lot for the up­com­ing elec­tion can do so by con­tact the Polk County Board of (OHFWLRQV DW

The Board of Elec­tions RI¿FH ZLOO EH RSHQ GXULQJ early vot­ing – though won’t be a place peo­ple can vote on elec­tion day it­self – and those who want to cast a EDOORW FDQ FRPH IURP a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mon­day through Fri­day through the ¿QDO GD\ EHIRUH WKH SULPDU\ RQ -XO\

No lo­cal races are on the bal­lot for the this month’s run-off, with elec­tions held in late May de­ter­min­ing many seats for the year ahead.

In­cluded in those are two new school board mem­bers as Vicki Mayes and Britt Mad­den Jr. won out their seats with­out any demo­cratic com­pe­ti­tion to face in Novem­ber. Mayes de­feated in­cum­bent Grady McCrickard in a pri­mary FKDOOHQJH IRU WKH 'LVWULFW seat. Mad­den won out over 5REHUW )XUU IRU WKH 'LVWULFW seat, be­ing va­cated a the end of the year by Jane Ham­lett.

The lone county com­mis­sion race that was con­tested in the pri­mary was EHWZHHQ 'LVWULFW &RPPLV­sioner Jose Igle­sias and chal­lenger Gary Martin. Martin won the race and will take on a new four-year term on the county board.

The sole Novem­ber race that will be con­tested at the mo­ment is for the DisWULFW VHDW KHOG E\ &RPPLV­sion chair Jen­nifer Hulsey. Hulsey will face Ricky Clark, run­ning as a demo­crat for the seat.

A spe­cial elec­tion will also be on the Novem­ber bal­lot to de­ter­mine who will take over the Dis­trict 3 seat that is cur­rently held by Hal Floyd. He de­cided to run for the spot held cur­rently by Marshelle Thax­ton with­out op­po­si­tion in the May pri­mary, and won’t face any chal­lenger in Novem­ber to re­tain the seat for an­other four years.

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