Voters redo botched Georgia House election

State Rep. Dan Gasaway, left, faces Chris Erwin in a do-over Republican Party primary election for Georgia House District 28 on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018.
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State Rep. Dan Gasaway, left, faces Chris Erwin in a do-over Republican Party primary election for Georgia House District 28 on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018.

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North Georgia voters will cast ballots Tuesday in a rare do-over election for a state House seat.

A judge ordered a rare second election after dozens of voters received ballots for the wrong race in the May 22 Republican primary election.

State Rep. Dan Gasaway appeared to lose the primary to Chris Erwin by 67 votes, but Gasaway discovered that mapping mistakes incorrectly placed some Habersham County voters in the incorrect districts.

The problem occurred after changes to district lines and precincts in recent years resulted in voters being assigned to districts that didn't match their addresses.

The House District 28 redo election covers Banks and Stephens counties, as well as about half of Habersham County.

The new election coincides with Tuesday's statewide runoff elections for secretary of state and Public Service Commission.

No Democrats ran for the state House seat, meaning whoever wins Tuesday’s second Republican primary election will become the district’s representative.

Gasaway, who works in construction, has served in the Georgia House since 2013. Erwin is a construction company’s business director and a former Banks County school superintendent.