So far, more than 700 have voted early

Published 10:40 pm Monday, July 16, 2018

Hundreds of people in Troup County have taken part in early voting for next Tuesday’s run-off election. 

As of Monday morning, there have been a total of 718 ballots cast for the run-off, according to elections supervisor Andrew Harper. The majority of those ballots — 597, or 83 percent — are Republican ballots. The other 121 are Democratic ballots.

The majority of ballots cast have been in-person, with 569 being cast that way. The other 149 have been absentee by mail.

In May, during the general election, less than 17 percent of Troup County’s 37,775 voters went to the polls to take part in the election.  Run-off elections generally have a low voter turnout as well.

The run-off election includes three statewide races on the Republican ballot and one on the Democratic ballot. There are no local races on the ballot.

The Republican ballot includes the race for governor between Casey Cagle and Brian Kemp, the Lt. Governor’s race between Geoff Duncan and David Shafer and the race for Secretary of State between David Belle Isle and Brad Raffensperger.

The Democratic ballot includes the election for State School Superintendent between Sid Chapman and Otha E. Thornton Jr.

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