Early voting in Georgia’s 6th District starts Tuesday

Republican Karen Handel and Democrat Jon Ossoff face off in the 6th District runoff
Republican Karen Handel and Democrat Jon Ossoff face off in the 6th District runoff

Early in-person voting starts Tuesday in Georgia's 6th Congressional District, kicking off the official countdown to the June 20 runoff between Republican Karen Handel and Democrat Jon Ossoff.

The nationally watched race to replace former U.S. Rep. Tom Price covers a district that includes parts of Cobb, DeKalb and Fulton counties. Only voters in the 6th District can cast a ballot (don't laugh, some people showed up during the April 18 special election without realizing they didn't live in the district).

Tom Price’s congressional seat is vacant since he accepted a position in the Trump administration.

Early voting for the runoff runs through June 16. Here’s what you need to know:

How to vote early

Check where to vote before you go. These are not your regular neighborhood polling places. The municipalities only open select sites during the early-voting period. See below for early voting locations listed by county.

Use the Secretary of State Office's personalized online "my voter page" website (www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/MVP/mvp.do) to find more information and confirm your registration status.

Or call your local elections office to find early-voting locations or look for the "advance voting info" link under the elections tab of the Secretary of State Office's website (www.sos.ga.gov).

Don’t forget to bring photo identification, which can include a Georgia driver’s license, even if it’s expired; a state-issued voter identification card; a valid U.S. passport; or a valid U.S. military photo ID.

No “ballot selfies” are allowed at the polls, so wait to snap a photo until you’re outside. It is illegal in Georgia to take pictures of a ballot or voting equipment, but the Secretary of State Office has said it has seen voters in previous elections post “ballot selfies” on social media — something that could get you in trouble with the law.

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

Early voting in Cobb County

Cobb will open one location starting Tuesday, then expand to two locations starting June 10.

The first location is the county’s main election office in Marietta, which will open weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. starting Tuesday through June 16. It will also open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 10.

The second location is the East Cobb Government Service Center on the eastern edge of the county. It will open for the first time from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 10. It will then open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. from June 12-16.

Early voting in DeKalb County

Five locations will be open weekdays 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. starting Tuesday through June 16. They will also open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 10.

Locations are the county’s main election office near Decatur, Briarwood Recreation Center in Brookhaven, North DeKalb Senior Center in Chamblee, Dunwoody Methodist Church and the Tucker Recreation Center.

Early voting in Fulton County

Six locations will open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. starting Tuesday through June 16. They will also open on two Saturdays, June 3 and 10.

Locations are the Alpharetta Library, East Roswell Library, North Fulton Service Center in Sandy Springs, Milton Library, Robert F. Ocee Library in Johns Creek and the Roswell Branch Library.

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