In anticipation of the November general election, a few party candidates still must be determined in runoff balloting Aug. 10. In DeKalb County, the voter registration office at 4380 Memorial Drive in Decatur is the only site open for early voting, which is available this week through Friday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. On Tuesday, Aug. 10, all regular polling places will be open 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Voters who did not cast a ballot in the primary election may still vote in the runoff election; however, those who did vote in the primary election must vote on the same party ticket they selected for the primary.
The Republican ballot
A contest between former Congressman Nathan Deal and former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel will determine which of the Republicans will face the Democratic candidate, former Gov. Roy Barnes, in the November general election.
For attorney general, Republicans Sam Olens and Preston W. Smith face off to determine which of them will run against Democrat Ken Hodges in November.
The commissioner of insurance race will pit Republicans Ralph T. Hudgens and Maria Sheffield against one another to determine which of them will run against Mary Squires in the general election.
Republicans also will choose between John Douglas of Social Circle and Tim Echols of Athens to run for Public Service Commission, District 2 – Eastern, a seat Democrat Keith Moffett is also seeking in the general election.
Voters will decide between Republicans Mike Crane and Deborah Honeycutt to determine which of them will face incumbent David Scott for the U.S. District 13 congressional seat.
The Democrat ballot
Democrats Gail Buckner and Georganna Sinkfield are vying for secretary of state nomination against Republican Brian Kemp.
Republican Steven Conner will know who his opposition for the District 94 state representative seat will be in November after the runoff between Democrats Dar’shun N. Kendrick and Rhonda Peek, both of Lithonia.