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Early voting underway for Georgia primary runoffs

Georgia voters can now early ballots for primary election runoffs in races for governor, Congress and other offices.

Advance in-person voting lasts three weeks, from July 2 to July 20. Voters can also wait until Election Day on July 24 to make their choices.

Runoffs are required in Georgia for races in which no candidate won a majority during the May 22 primary election.

Georgia Runoffs 2018: What you need to know

Republican Party voters will decide their nominee for governor during the runoff between Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and Secretary of State Brian Kemp. The winner will face Democrat Stacey Abrams in the Nov. 6 general election.

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Other Republican races include contests for lieutenant governor and secretary of state.

On the Democratic Party side, voters will pick candidates for Congress in metro Atlanta’s 6th and 7th districts. They’ll also decide the Democratic nominee for state schools superintendent.

During the runoff election, voters aren’t allowed to switch political parties from the May 22 primary.  Voters who participated in the Republican Party primary can only vote in the Republican runoff, and voters who cast ballots in the Democratic Party primary must choose between Democrats in the runoff.

Voters who didn’t participate in the initial primary election can select either party’s ballot in the runoff.

Early voting locations and hours can be found online at www.mvp.sos.ga.gov.

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