Early Voting Opens in Georgia Runoffs

If you can't make it to the polls for the August 10 runoff election, why not take advantage of early voting? You can vote any day this week between the hours of 8am and 5pm.

Among the races to be decided, two are statewide. One pits congresswoman Denise Majette against Cliff Oxford to decide which Democrat will face Republican Johnny Isakson for a seat in the US Senate. There's also a nonpartisan runoff for the Georgia Court of Appeals. And in Chatham County, republicans Pat Farrell and Marianne Heimes are running for Fourth District seats on county commission.

"If a voter voted July 20, they would have to follow the same party suit that they voted on July 20," explained director of voter registration Sandra Williams. "If they voted Democrat they would have to vote Democrat again on August 10. If they voted Republican they would have to vote Republican August 10 as well as nonpartisan if that's the way they voted."

If you did not vote in the primary, you can choose either the Democratic, Republican or nonpartisan ballot.

Reported by: Ron Wallace, rwallace@wtoc.com