DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – Advanced voting for the July 24 General primary runoff starts Monday, July 2 and will be held Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. through July 20 with the exception of July 4 when, all county offices are closed. There will be no Saturday voting in this election. All votes will be cast at the Dawson County Elections Office, 96 Academy Avenue.
Most elections offices around the state are bracing for a larger-than-usual turnout because important state offices remain undecided. Republicans are still seeking their party’s nomination for governor, lieutenant governor and secretary of state.
Lt. Governor Casey Cagle and Secretary of State Brian Kemp have engaged in a bruising campaign for the state’s highest office. The winner will face Democrat Stacey Abrams, in the November general election.
Cagle won 39 percent of the vote in the race to replace Governor Nathan Deal. Kemp polled 25.6 percent. But the margin was not as large as it may have appeared. It was a five-man race. The candidate who wins the runoff will be the one who has more success attracting voters who cast aa ballot for Clay Tippins or Hunter Hill.
In the race for Lt. Governor, David Shaffer and Geoff Duncan are competing for the Republican nomination. The winner will face Democrat Sarah Riggs Amico in November.
Brad Raffensperger and David Belle Isle are competing for the Republican nomination for Secretary of State. John Barrow has already wrapped up the Democratic nomination and will await the Raffenspeger, Belle Isle winner in November.
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