Early voting for primary runoffs ends Friday

Early voting for primary runoffs ends Friday

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Georgia voters have a few more days to cast ballots in primary runoffs.

Early voting, which began July 2, will end Friday.

Election Day is July 24.

Republican Party voters will decide between Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and Secretary of State Brian Kemp for their nominee for governor. The runoff winner will face Democrat Stacey Abrams in November. Republican voters will also decide their nominees for lieutenant governor and secretary of state.

Runoffs are required in races where no single candidate received more than 50 percent of the vote.

Democratic voters will also decide on their nominee for state school superintendent.

In Dougherty County, voters in Ward 2 will decide between incumbent John Hayes and Victor Edwards for their county commissioner. Hayes received 36 percent of the vote while Edwards received 39 percent.

More Southwest Georgia Races:

In Colquitt County, voters in District 1 will decide on their county commissioner.

  • Barbara Jelks
  • Darius Dawson

In Lanier County, voters in District 3 will decide on their school board representative.

  • John Strickland
  • Phillip Connell

In Randolph County, voters will decide on school board members in Districts 1 and 5.

  • District 1
    • Lindbergh Graddy
    • Ra'mel Thomas
  • District 5
    • Henry Cook
    • Sunny Ghotra

In Tift County, voters in District 6 will decide on their school board representative.

  • Jimmy Cargle
  • Rusty Harrelson

In Wilcox County, voters in District 3 will decide on their county commissioner.

  • Furman Peebles
  • Mel Powell

During the runoff, voters are not allowed to switch political parties from the May 22 primary election. If you voted in the Republican Party primary, you can only vote in the Republican Party runoff, and if you voted in the Democratic Party primary, you can only vote in the Democratic Party runoff.

However, if you did not participate in the May 22 primary, you can still participate in the runoff.

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