Early voting starts in most counties

Early voting for the Aug. 10 runoffs has started in most Georgia counties.

Counties couldn't begin creating their runoff ballots until Secretary of State Brian Kemp certified the results of the July 20 primary, which he did last Thursday.

Georgians can vote early through Friday. To find your early voting locale, visit the secretary of state’s MVP website at www.sos.ga.gov. The website will allow you to view a sample ballot and it gives times and locations for early voting once you log in.

Voters also can request an absentee ballot from their county registrar’s office through Friday. All absentee ballots must be received by the registrar's office by the close of business hours on the runoff day, Aug. 10.

Eligible voters who didn't vote in the primary can vote in the runoff. However, voters who cast a ballot in the primary must vote on the same party’s ballot for the runoff. For instance, if you voted in the Republican primary, you have to vote in the Republican runoff.

To vote in person, Georgians must present a photo ID, such as a driver's license, a photo ID issued by a branch of government, a valid U.S. passport or a valid U.S. military or tribal photo ID. The state and counties also issue voter identification cards if you don't have one of the other forms of ID.