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Primary run-off early voting begins

People across the state got an early start in this year's primary runoff elections for the U.S. Senate Seat and the state school superintendent race.

In Houston County, voters cast their ballot for two Board of Education posts.

The first day of early voting didn't draw huge crowds, but those who did come said that's exactly why they showed up.

"Enjoy early voting because I don't like to stand in lines, so early voting is perfect for me," said Sara Lucas-Paris, who lives in Perry.

She was one of about 75 people who filed into the Houston County Government Building to vote by mid-afternoon Monday.

"It seems to be going good. It's a little bit more than we usually do for a runoff and we hope that continues,"

This year's runoff has Republicans casting their final vote to determine whether Jack Kingston or David Perdue will face Michelle Nunn for the U.S. Senate now held by Saxby Chambliss.

In Houston County, Lucas-Williams and others voted to fill two board of education seats.

There's also the race for state superintendent.. where voters are picking nominees on both the Republican and Democratic sides.

"My career was in education, so this is important. I would like to see people who are genuinely interested in our children and their education," Lucas-Williams said.

It's an issue she made sure to show up for and one she hopes others do to.

Registered voters are eligible to vote in the runoffs whether or not they voted May 20. But if you voted in a party primary, you must take the same party ballot for the runoff.

Polls are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday through the 18th.

The only exception is this Friday, the Fourth of July.


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