Voters Deciding Primary Run-offs Today

Today is Primary Run-off Election Day in Stephens County and throughout Georgia.

Stephens County Registrar Theresa Kelley said polls are open today at the Stephens County Senior Center on Rose Lane.

“They need to go to the Senior Center between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.,” said Kelley. “We will be there for them to come in and cast their ballot.”

The Senior Center is the only location for voters to cast ballots in Stephens County. There is no voting at the Government Building.

Voters must have a picture ID with them when going to vote.

Kelley reminded voters that the run-off is a continuation of the primary election from May.

“They need to remember that if they voted Republican in the primary in May, they still have to vote Republican in the run-off,” said Kelley. “Same thing for the Democratic (ballot). If you voted as a Democrat in May, you must vote as a Democrat today. If you did not vote at all in May, you can still vote in this one. You just have to pick your ballot style.”

Anyone who voted a non-partisan ballot in May can also vote in this run-off for either party, said Kelley. Those individuals will also have to pick a ballot style.

Kelley also reminded anyone who has not yet returned a mail-in, paper absentee ballot that it must be back at her office in the Government Building in downtown Toccoa by 7 p.m. tonight.

There are only state level races on today’s primary run-off ballot.

The main race is on the Republican ballot, where voters are choosing between Jack Kingston and David Perdue in a U.S. Senate run-off. The winner will move on to the November election to face Democratic candidate Michelle Nunn.

Meanwhile, both Democratic and Republican voters are selecting a winner in run-offs for State School Superintendent.

On the Democratic side, it is between Alisha Thomas Morgan and Valarie D. Wilson. On the Republican side, Mike Buck faces Richard Woods. The run-off winners will face each other in November.

For more information on voting, contact the Stephens County Registrar’s Office at 706-886-8954.