Tuesday’s special election for Georgia’s 6th congressional district is a private affair just for those voters who live in parts of Cobb, Fulton and DeKalb counties.
At least some folk in Bartow County were disappointed to learn they aren’t invited to the party. That county, in the northwestern Metro Atlanta exurbs, is wholly in the 11th District.
Bartow County elections officials said Monday they had a number of phone calls and visits from voters looking to cast a ballot in the race that has generated national attention and wall-to-wall television advertising.
It was enough to prompt the county to issue a reminder via news release.
“Bartow County does not have an election scheduled for April 18, 2017,” the release says, which also includes this helpful civics lesson: “Georgia has two senators that represent the entire state, but each congressman only represents a single district of the state.”
It’s not just Bartow, either. Posts across Facebook reflect voters in non-6th District parts of DeKalb showing up to their regular polling places only to find ... nothing.
Yet, early voting in the 6th District race has been strong.
Want to find out if you can vote in Tuesday’s election? Use the Secretary of State Office’s online “my voter page” website and to find your regular precinct to vote on Election Day.