CLEVELAND, Ga. — Just when you thought you had escaped the political season, early voting is underway once again with two statewide races at stake in the Dec. 4 General Runoff Election.
In the race for Secretary of State, Republican Brad Raffensperger is running against Democrat John Barrow. Raffensperger received 49.09 percent of the vote in the Nov. 6 General Election to Barrow’s 48.67 percent. Libertarian Smythe Duval won 2.23 percent of the vote, spoiling either candidate’s chances of winning without a runoff.
Republican Chuck Eaton faces Democrat Lindy Miller in the race for Public Service Commissioner. Eaton won the Nov. 6 General Election with 49.7 percent of the vote to Miller’s 47.6 percent. Once again, a Libertarian candidate, Ryan Graham, prevented an outright win by either candidate by receiving 2.67 percent.
The one-week advanced voting period started Monday, Nov. 26 and will end Friday Nov. 30. Voting hours are 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. All advanced voting will take place at the Mauney Building, 1241 Helen Highway.
Chief Registrar Lisa Manning said 240 voters cast a ballot on Monday.
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