Run-off Early Voting Starts Today

Early voting starts Monday in Stephens County and across Georgia in the primary election run-off.

Stephens County Registrar Theresa Kelley said that early voting starts Monday at 8 a.m. downstairs in the Stephens County Government Building in downtown Toccoa.

“We will go through 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday this week, because Friday is the Fourth of July and that is a holiday, so the office will be closed,” said Kelley.

For the final two weeks of early voting, polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Early voting ends on July 18.

There will not be any early voting on Saturday.

There are no local races on the ballot.

Republican voters will be deciding a U.S. Senate run-off between Jack Kingston and David Perdue, with the winner moving onto the November election to face Michelle Nunn.

Meanwhile, both Democratic and Republican voters will be deciding State School Superintendent run-offs, with the winners again moving to November to face each other.

Kelley reminded voters that this is a primary run-off, which does come with certain stipulations.

“If you voted in the primary election, if you voted a Republican ballot, you have to vote Republican in the run-off,” said Kelley. “If you voted a Democratic ballot in the primary, you have to vote a Democratic ballot in the run-off. If you did not vote at all in the primary, you can vote either (ballot).”

Voters will need a picture ID.

People can also contact the Stephens County Registrar’s Office to request a mail-in, paper absentee ballot.

The deadline to request those is July 18.

The actual primary run-off election day is July 22.

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