Good early voting numbers; runoff election is July 22

Early voting for the primary election runoff ended at 5 p.m. Friday and elections officials report a good turnout of early voters.

According to Director of Elections Karen Garmon, 1052 people came in to the Polk County Administration Building in Cedartown to vote early, while 325 voted early at the Nathan Dean Center in Rockmart.

Garmon said 112 absentee ballots were sent out, but not all of them have returned yet.

She says the final tally for Polk County early voting was 1,489.

Voters in Polk County will be deciding the next Superior Court judge, either Cedartown attorney Chuck Morris or Haralson County’s Meng Lim.

The Superior Court race is nonpartisan and will appear on all ballots.

Two statewide races are on the republican ballot.

The winner of the heated U.S. Senate runoff between U.S. Representative Jack Kingston and businessman David Perdue will face democratic challenger Michelle Nunn in November.

There is also a runoff in the GOP race for State School Superintendent, a post that will be vacated by John Barge who did not seek reelection in order to run for governor.

Mike Buck of Rome will face Richard Woods on the Republican ballot.

On the democratic ballot, a runoff for state school superintendent features Alisha Thomas Morgan and Valarie D. Wilson.

The election is coming up on Tuesday, July 22.