Absentee voting starts today in Georgia’s 6th District runoff election

Absentee ballots for Georgia’s hotly contested 6th District runoff election began going out today in the mail to voters who requested them, as yet another round of balloting begins in the nationally watched race.

Republican Karen Handel and Democrat Jon Ossoff will face off June 20. They were the top two vote-getters in the first round of voting April 18, with Ossoff in the lead of all 18 candidates on the ballot at 48 percent.

To request an absentee ballot by mail, log on to the Georgia Secretary of State’s online “my voter page” website (

You can also contact your local elections office.

Information about local elections and your “My Voter Page” can additionally be found on the free “GA SOS” app for your smartphone via iTunes or Google Play for Android.

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Early in-person voting in the race begins May 30.

Georgia’s 6th Congressional District includes parts of Cobb, DeKalb and Fulton counties. The seat came open after former U.S. Rep. Tom Price accepted a position in President Donald Trump’s administration.

Georgia District 6 Runoff: Republican candidate for the 6th district Karen Handel (Video by Armani Martin)

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