Early voting for run-off elections in Georgia began Monday, and will end at 5 p.m. July 20, Liberty County Election Supervisor Ella Golden confirmed this week.
Voters can vote in advance from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the historic Liberty County Courthouse on Main Street in Hinesville, and at the county government’s satellite office in the Liberty County Community Complex on Oglethorpe Highway in Midway, Golden said.
Be aware that today, July 4, government offices are closed in observation of the Independence Day holiday, she said. Advance voting will resume on Thursday.
Election day for run-off races is July 24. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Locally, Jim Johns and Annette Payne will face off for the Liberty County Board of Education District 4 seat. Long-time school board member Marcia Anderson is not running for another term.
In the governor’s Republican primary run-off, Lieutenant Gov. Casey Cagle and Secretary of State Brian Kemp will face off.
Former state House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams (D) will face the Republican primary winner in the general election on Nov. 6, according to ballotpedia.org. The winner will replace outgoing Gov. Nathan Deal (R), who served two terms.
Republicans will also have run-off contests for lieutenant governor and secretary of state.
Republicans and democrats will have runoffs for state house seats elsewhere across the state.
“Georgians who have already cast a Democratic or Republican primary ballot can only vote in that same party’s primary run-offs,” Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp said in a release. “If you did not vote in the primary, or if you cast a non-partisan ballot, you can vote in either political party’s run-offs.”
“Except for some local races where securing a plurality of votes is sufficient, candidates seeking elected office in Georgia must secure a majority of the votes cast to win outright,” Kemp explained. “If no candidate achieves a majority of votes on the first try, there is a run-off contest between the two highest vote-getters.”