Early voting underway for Georgia’s run-off election

Published 9:16 pm Monday, July 2, 2018

Early voting is underway for Georgia’s run-off election on July 24.

Early voting officially started Monday at the Troup County Government Center and is taking place every Monday-Friday through July 20.

The one exception is July 4.

Although there are no local elections, the run-off includes three high profile races on the Republican ballot, as well as one on the Democratic ballot.

Republican candidates Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and Secretary of State Brian Kemp are battling it out for the right to face Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams in November’s general election.

Cagle and Kemp survived a five man battle to reach the run-off in May. Cagle received 39 percent of the vote in May, while Kemp won 25.5 percent of votes.

Also on the Republican ballot will be the race for lieutenant governor.

The winner of David Shafer and Geoff Duncan will face Democrat Sarah Riggs Amico in the general election.

The race for Secretary of State, which features David Belle Isle and Brad Raffensperger, will also be on the Republican ballot.

The winner will face Democrat John Barrow.

The Democratic ballot features the State School Superintendent race between Sid Chapman and Otha E. Thornton Jr. The winner will face incumbent Richard Woods.

For more information on voting, including sample ballots, visitmvp.sos.ga.gov/.