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2,700 have voted for State Court Judge, early voting ends Friday

Ahead of the Aug. 11 runoff election for state court judge of Troup County, 2,693 people had voted early as of Aug. 4, according to Troup County Elections and Registration Supervisor Andrew Harper.

Harper said 686 people had voted early in-person, and 2,007 had voted absentee-by-mail.

The June 9 election saw Troup County voters cast 14,857 votes. This number was higher than the number of people who voted in the presidential primary (13,734), U.S. senate primary (14,543) or U.S. House District 3 primary (13,643).

Troup County has 40,289 registered voters, according to the Georgia Secretary of State’s office, so about 37% of registered voters voted in the state court election. Runoff elections typically have lower turnout, but it remains to be seen how many will come out to vote Tuesday.

Troup County Assistant Solicitor Kyle Lovejoy is facing West Point Municipal Court Judge Wesley Leonard. LaGrange Assistant City Court Judge Luther Jones was eliminated in the first round, coming in third place with 32%. Lovejoy and Leonard finished first and second, with 35% and 33%, respectively.

Harper said he expects quicker results Tuesday due to smaller predicted turnout, compared to the June 1 election.

To vote early, visit the Board of Elections and Registration office at the Troup County Government Center between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. The last day to cast an early in-person ballot is Friday, Aug. 7.

Absentee ballots must be received by the voter registration office by 7:00pm on Election Day.

To check your registration and find your polling location, visit the Georgia My Voter Page at www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/.