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Advance Voting for Runoffs
Monday, 02 August 2010

August 2--  Advance voting started today and continues through Friday for the August 10th runoff elections in Georgia. 

The two major runoffs in our area from the Republican Primary are for Governor between former congressman Nathan Deal and former Secretary of State Karen Handel, and the 12th Congressional seat between Ray McKinney of Lyons and Carl Smith of Thunderbolt.

The Republican nominee for Governor will face Democrat Roy Barnes in the November general election and the congressional nominee will square off against incumbent Democrat Congressman John Barrow in November.

Other Republican runoffs are for Attorney General between Sam Olens and Preston W. Smith; Ralph Hudgens and Maria Sheffield for Insurance Commissioner; and John Douglas and Tim Echols for Public Service Commissioner.

The only runoff from the Democrat Pary primary is for Secretary of State between Gail Buckner and Georgiana Sinkfield.

Contact your county voting registrar for more information.  In Toombs County, the voting registrar's office in Lyons is open from 8:30 till five each weekday for advance voting.  For info, call 526-8226. 

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