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Voters go back to polls Tuesday for local statewide runoffs
Election generic

Georgians go to the polls Tuesday as the final step in the 2018 primaries.

The runoffs were prompted by May votes in races where no candidate got more than 50 percent of the totals cast.

In Liberty County, that included one local race, District 4 of the board of education. District 4 centers in Flemington area and extends east toward Midway, Isle of Wight and west into Hinesville, Fleming.

The candidates are both newcomers, as incumbent Marcia Anderson chose not to seek re-election. And the election is nonpartisan, so Tuesday’s vote will decide the outcome of the election.

Candidates are Jim Johns and Annette Payne.

Liberty County voters also have statewide races to decide; Republicans three and Democrats one.

Republicans will decide whether current Secretary of State Brian Kemp or current Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle will carry the party’s banner into the November general election against Democrat Stacy Abram, who won her party’s nomination in May.

Republicans will also decide between Geoff Duncan and David Schafer for the party nomination for lieutenant governor to replace Cagle, and between David Belle Isle and Brad Raffensperger for the nomination to run for secretary of state to replace Kemp. 

Voters do not have to have voted in the May primary to vote in the runoff. Those who voted, however, do have to ask for the same party’s ballot that they requested in May.

Polls are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and are in normal locations across the county.

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