Few problems, no lines for Georgia voters in Tuesday’s runoffs

Voters who want to cast their ballots Tuesday afternoon in Georgia’s runoff elections will face few problems and short waits times at the polls.

“It’s been very uneventful,” said spokesman Jared Thomas, of the secretary of state’s office. “It’s all anecdotal but it seems light and we’re not hearing any problems with voters having to wait in line.”

There also have not been widespread reports of voters taking pictures of their ballots, although the office tweeted what Thomas called “a reminder” Tuesday morning that doing so is against the law. It came after a few early voters took pictures of how they voted, in large part to cheer on the candidate of their choice.

Of the state's roughly 5 million active voters, only about 3 percent voted early heading into Tuesday's Election Day. It will take a day or two for a final tally once polls close at 7 p.m. Tuesday, but turnout for this midterm summer runoff is expected to be in the single digits to low teens.

Voters who do participate have a chance to decide their party’s nominee in several key races, including the nationally watched U.S. Senate contest between Republicans Jack Kingston and David Perdue, whose winner goes on to face Democrat Michelle Nunn in November.