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Early voting in Dawson County begins with strong voter turnout
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Election officials say that over 1,500 voters came out to cast their ballot on the first two days of advance voting in Dawson County, matching the record-high voter turnout that was seen during the lead-up to the Nov. 3 General Election. 

In this special runoff election, Republican incumbent Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue face Democratic challengers Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, respectively, while Republican incumbent District 4 Public Service Commissioner Lauren “Bubba” McDonald Jr. faces Democrat Daniel Blackman.  

In Facebook posts on Monday and Tuesday, the Dawson County Board of Elections announced that 788 voters turned out for the first day of early voting, Monday, Dec. 14, and 765 voters cast their ballots on Tuesday, Dec. 15. 

Early voting for the runoff will be held at the Dawson County Board of Elections Office, Monday through Friday, Dec. 14-18, Monday through Wednesday, Dec. 21-23 and Monday through Thursday, Dec. 28-31.

Early voting will not be held on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day or New Years Day. Dawson County will not hold a Saturday early voting session for this election, according to Glenda Ferguson, director of the Dawson County Elections and Registration Office. 

Voting on election day, Jan. 5, 2021, will be held at all three Dawson County voting precincts from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

The Dawson County Elections and Registration Office is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information call (706) 344-3640 or visit