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Advance voting for general primary runoff election to begin on July 20
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Advance voting for the general primary runoff election will begin July 20 and run through Aug. 7 prior to Election Day on Aug. 11. 

According to Glenda Ferguson, director of the Dawson County Board of Election and Registration, the election office has already received several mail-in or absentee ballots and anticipates advance voting to be about average.

“It’s hard to gauge how a turnout will be, but we’re expecting it to be average,” Ferguson said. “And then we’re already receiving a good many of the paper mail-in ballots.” 

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Both democratic and republican voters will be voting for their candidate for Georgia's 9th Congressional District representative. 

Democratic voters will vote between Brooke Siskin, who received 41.21% of total votes in the June 9 election, and Devin Pandy, who received 33.57% of total votes. 

Republican voters will vote between Matt Gurtler, who received 20.96% of total votes in a group of 9 candidates in the June 9 election, and Andrew Clyde, who received 18.46% of total votes. 

Republican voters will also choose between candidates Will Wade and Steve Leibel for the Republican candidate for the State House District 9 seat. In the June 9 election, Wade received 34.36% of votes in a total group of 6 candidates, and Leibel received 20.45%.

All advance voting will take place at the Board of Elections Office, 96 Academy Avenue beginning on July 20, from Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Advance voting will run until August 9. 

For the Aug. 11 election, citizens will go to their usual polling locations to vote. Citizens in the east precinct will vote at Dawson County EMS Station #2, the west precinct will vote at Dawson County Fire Station #6, and central percent voters will go to the Board of Elections and Registration Office on Academy Avenue. 

There will be a new “official absentee ballot drop box” at the elections office where voters can drop off an absentee ballot application and/or ballot without having to leave their vehicles. This will be a red box clearly labeled and monitored by video.