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Final week of early voting in Georgia primary runoffs

Joanna Walters wears an American flag shirt as she votes during Georgia's presidential primary election. (AP photo by Andrew Harnik)
Joanna Walters wears an American flag shirt as she votes during Georgia's presidential primary election. (AP photo by Andrew Harnik) (AP photo by Andrew Harnik)

ATLANTA – Georgians have one week left to vote early in primary runoff elections set for July 26.

Voting a county elections offices began July 5 and continues through Friday. All precincts will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on July 26.

Georgia law requires a runoff if no candidate wins a majority in a general primary. There are no statewide races this time, but some competitive congressional and local primaries are drawing interest around the state.

In Southeast Georgia, the only races are in Brantley, Camden and Glynn counties.

Glynn County

  • Superior Court (Republican) - Ronald Adams vs Samuel Tostensen
  • Coroner (Republican) -- Jo Chapman vs Mark Neu
  • Commissioner District 2 (Republican) -- J. Peter Murphy vs Dale Provenzano

Camden County

  • Board of Education District 5 -- Mark Giddens vs Ronnie Wise

Brantley County

  • Sheriff (Republican) -- Len Davis vs Robert Thomas
  • Coroner (Republican) -- Wyatt Blount vs Richard Rowell
  • Commission Post 3 (Republican) -- Randy Davison vs Michael Edgy


Secretary of State Brian Kemp's office reports that more than 53,000 people have cast early ballots for races around the state.

In Cobb County, election officials are seeing higher turnout for early voting in the GOP runoff for chair of the county's commission than during the May primary. Incumbent Tim Lee is trying to hold off a challenge from Mike Boyce.