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Early voting for runoffs under way
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In Long County too

LUDOWICI -- Long County starts advanced voting on Nov. 24 and running through Nov. 26.  The hours will be from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

“People need to know that the election still isn’t over, there are still important offices, yet to be determined. We are urging all people in Long County to come out and vote,” Chief Registrar Terry Gordon said.

Offices still to be determined include the U.S. Senate race, which pits incumbent Republican Saxby Chambliss against Democrat Jim Martin. 

Also on the ballot is the Public Service Commissioner race which has Republican Lauren W. McDonald Jr. against Democrat Jim Powell.

The final race in Long County is for nonpartisan Court of Appeals Georgia judge, which has Sarah Doyle against Mike Sheffield.

Voting will be at the Long County CourtHouse in the commission meeting office.

The runoff election is scheduled for Dec. 2.

For more information, call the registrar’s office at 545-2234.


— Mike Riddle

Advance voting is under way at the Liberty County Elections Office for the runoffs for U.S. Senate, and seats on the Public Service Commission and the state Court of Appeals.
Because no candidate received 50 percent of the vote plus one, runoffs are required by Georgia law to decide who will hold the three offices.
Democrat Jim Martin is challenging incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambless. The other two runoffs are between Lauren McDonald, Republican, and Jim Powell, Democrat, for an open seat on the Public Service Commission and Sara Doyle and Mike Sheffield for a vacancy on the appeals court. Races for the appeals court are nonpartisan.
The election office at 102 S. Commerce St. is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information call 876-3310.
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