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Georgia’s Midterm Runoffs Are Next Week, Early Voting Is Underway

Ahead of the state's midterm runoffs, Georgia's Secretary of State Robyn A. Crittenden has advised counties to plan for high voter turnout and to stock up on provisional ballots as a way to prevent long wait times.
Ahead of the state's midterm runoffs, Georgia's Secretary of State Robyn A. Crittenden has advised counties to plan for high voter turnout and to stock up on provisional ballots as a way to prevent long wait times.
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Ballots are being accepted for the midterm election runoffs starting today. Election Day for the runoffs is on Dec. 4.

The secretary of state and Public Service Commission, District 3 seats are on the runoff ticket. The candidates for these seats did not receive 50 percent plus one vote in their favor.

Democrat John Barrow and Republican Brad Raffensperger are on the ballot for secretary of state. For the Nov. 6 election, Raffensperger had a small lead over Barrow with 49.09 percent of the votes.

For Public Service Commission, District 3 in Metro Atlanta, Republican Chuck Eaton and Democrat Lindy Miller will be on the ticket. Eaton was leading with 49.70 percent of the votes in the Nov. 6 election.

State House 28, which includes Stephens, Banks and part of Habersham counties, is redoing their primary election for Republican voters due to a court order. The GOP primary results were thrown out, because of mapping errors and some ballots not having the contest on them.

Voters can find their polling place and check if they’re registered to vote by visiting the Georgia Secretary of State’s website. The deadline for registration was Oct. 9. Early voting will last until Nov. 30.

Ahead of election day, Georgia’s Secretary of State Robyn A. Crittenden has advised counties to plan for high voter turnout and to stock up on provisional ballots as a way to prevent long wait times.