Run-off elections set for July 24

Tia Lynn Ivey News

Morgan County voters will return to the polls for several statewide run-off races for governor and other congressional seats on Tuesday, July 24.  Early voting will kick-off on July 2 and run through July 20. Offices will be closed on July 4 due to the Independence Day Holiday.

“I encourage everyone to vote in the run-off,” said Jennifer Doran, Morgan County Elections Supervisor. “There are three Republican candidates and one Democratic candidate that are all state-level offices to be voted on.” 

Republican voters will cast their ballots to decide their party’s candidate for governor, lieutenant governor, and Georgia secretary of state. Morgan County Democratic voters will cast their ballots to elect their party’s candidate for State Superintendent of Schools.

In Georgia, run-off elections are required in races where none of the candidates received at least 50 percent of the vote during the Primary Election.

The winners of the run-off election will proceed to the November 6 General Election, facing-off against the candidates of their rival political parties.

The Republican Primary race for Georgia Governor has been whittled down from six candidates to two: Brian Kemp, Georgia Secretary of State, and Casey Cagle, Georgia Lieutenant Governor. Whoever wins will run against Democratic Candidate for Governor Stacey Abrams in November.

Republicans David Shafer, a state senator, and. Geoff Duncan, former state representative, are vying for their party’s nomination for State Lieutenant Governor this July. 

Brad Raffensperger, a state representative, is running against David Belle Isle, former mayor of Alpharetta, to become the Georgia Republican Party’s nomination for Georgia Secretary of State.

Morgan County Democratic voters will be asked to choose between Otha Thornton, a former high school teacher and retired military office and Sid Chapman, president of the Georgia Association of Educators, as the official Democratic candidate for Georgia State Superintendent of Schools.

According to Doran, “There are three convenient ways to vote: absentee by mail ballots, advance voting, and voting on election day. If you need an application for an absentee by mail ballot, please call our office at 706-343-6311 or come by to pick one up.”

Eligible voters can cast their ballots early at the Morgan County Board of Elections and Registration from July 2 through July 20, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The BOER is located at 434 Hancock Street in Madison. On election day, July 24, the BOER will not be open for voting, but all seven county precincts will be open to voters. Those precincts are: Precinct 1 North East Morgan:
Morgan County Rec Department, located at
1253 College Drive, Madison; Precinct 2 East Morgan:
Buckhead Baptist Church located at
1061 Parks Mill Road, Buckhead; Precinct 3: Bethany-Springfield Fire Station
located at 4291 Seven Islands Road, Madison; Precinct 4 Central Morgan:
Morgan County DFACS
located at 2005 S. Main Street, Madison; Precinct 5: Clacks Chapel Fire Station located at
2301 Broughton Road, Newborn; Precinct 6 West Morgan:
Centennial Baptist Church
located at 5321 Brownwood Road, Rutledge; and Precinct 7: Gibbs Memorial Baptist Church
located at 1041 Church Street, Bostwick.

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