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Early voting for primary runoff sees more Republican voters
About 3.8 percent early voting turnout
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About 3.8 percent of Rockdale's registered active voters, or 1,826, cast their ballots early for the July 22 primary runoff.

Out of the early ballots, about 79 percent of those were in the Republican primary runoffs and 21 percent in the Democratic primary runoffs.

The largest early voting turnout was in Stanton precinct, with 7.54 percent. The lowest turnout was from the Olde Town precinct area, with 2.15 percent. Primary runoff early voting ran June 30 - July 18.

On Tuesday, July 22, voters must go to their respective precincts. To find out your precinct and your voter registration status go to

The location of the Stanton precinct has been temporarily changed for July 22 from Edwards Middle School to Ebenezer UMC, 2533 Stanton Road, located right next door, due to construction delays at Edwards Middle. Notification cards were sent to approximately 2900 voters in the mail advising them of the temporary change in location for the Stanton Precinct.

Anyone wishing to vote in the upcoming General Primary Runoff Election on July 22, 2014, must have been registered by Monday, April 21, 2014.When going to cast your ballot, make sure you bring photo identification, which can be a Georgia driver's license, a state-issued voter ID card, a valid U.S. passport or a valid U.S. military ID card.

The candidates:

Democratic race:
- State Superintendent: Alisha Thomas Morgan and Valerie Wilson

Republican races:
- U.S. Senate: Former congressman Jack Kingston and former Dollar General CEO David Perdue
- State Superintendent: Mike Buck and Richard Woods

Sample Ballots for the July 22 Runoff Election can be found on the Board of Elections website at

Georgia's open primary system means voters participating in the May primary had to choose one party's primary or a nonpartisan primary, regardless of political affiliation. However, those voters must now vote in that same party's upcoming runoff. Someone who voted in the Democratic primary cannot vote in the Republican runoff, and someone who voted in the Republican primary cannot vote in the Democratic runoff.  Note: Registered voters who did not vote in the May primary can still vote in either party's July runoff.

For further information, contact the Rockdale Board of Elections/VR Office at (770) 278-7333.