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Early Voting for Runoff Starts Aug. 3
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The primary runoff for both Democratic and Republican parties will be held Tuesday, Aug. 10.

Voters who voted in with a Democratic ballot in the primary election on July 20 will be issued a Democratic ballot for the runoff election. Similarly, voters who voted Republican in the primary election will be issued Republican ballots for the runoff. Voters who did not vote in the primary election or those who cast a nonpartisan ballot may choose to vote in either party for the runoff election.

On the Democratic ballot, there are three races available. For Secretary of State, the candidates are Gail Buckner and Georganna Sinkfield. For Georgia State Representative for the 95th District, the candidates are the incumbent Toney Collins and Pam Dickerson. For Georgia State Representative for the 94th District, the candidates are Dar'Shun Kendrick and Rhonda Peek.

On the Republican ballot, there are five races available. For the Governor race, the candidates are Nathan Deal and Karen Handel. For Public Service Commissioner, the candidates are John Douglas and Tim Echols. For Attorney General, the candidates are Sam Olens and Preston Smith. For the State Senate position from the 17th District, the candidates are Todd Hilton and Rick Jeffares. For the Commissioner of Insurance, the candidates are Ralph Hudgens and Maria Sheffield.

Early voting for the runoff will begin Tuesday, Aug. 3. Voters may choose to cast their vote early either by mailing in an absentee ballot or in person at the Board of Elections Office at 1400 Parker Road, Lobby C. For early voting via mail, voters may request an absentee ballot by mail up through Aug. 6. For in-person early voting, voters may vote from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. during July 30 to Aug. 3. Early voting poll hours will be 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. during Aug. 4 to Aug. 8 from

For more information, contact the Rockdale County Board of Elections Office at 770-278-7333.