2018-07-12 / Front Page

Early voting continues through July 20 for ’18 Primary Runoff

Early voting for the Primary Runoff Election began Monday, July 2, and will continue through Friday, July 20. Individuals can vote in person in room 113 of the Wilkes County courthouse, Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. or they can mail in a ballot.

Ballots mailed must have a postage date no later than Friday, July 20. There will be no voting offered on Saturdays.

In the runoff for Governor of Georgia are Republicans Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle and Secretary of State Brian Kemp. Stacey Abrams, the first-ever female candidate, received the democratic nomination in the General Primary Election in May.

Other candidates in the runoff include Republicans David Shafer and Geoff Duncan for Lieutenant Governor, Republicans David Belle Isle and Brad Raffensperger for Secretary of State, and Democrats Sid Chapman and Otha E. Thornton Jr. for State School Superintendent.

“These are top seats. It is really important for people to get out and vote,” explained Wilkes County Voter Registrar Debbie Anderson. “If you like a person on either ballot, you need to vote now to ensure that they’re on the ballot in November.”

Ballots were mailed out to voters over four weeks ago. Individuals who are mailing in their ballots are asked to get them in the mail as soon as possible. If for any reason a voter did not receive a ballot, or for further information, contact the Wilkes County Registrar’s Office at 706-678-1850.

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