Valdosta Daily Times

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June 29, 2014

Advanced voting for runoff election begins this Monday

VALDOSTA — There are 61,089 registered voters in Lowndes County, and for them advanced voting for the primary election runoff begins Monday.

Election officials encourage voters to get out and vote, but unlike the first primary, voters cannot choose their party, unless they did not vote in the first primary election.

If you voted in the May 20 primary, you must stick to the same political party. If you did not vote in the primary, you are free to choose among Republican, Democrat, and nonpartisan ballots. The nonpartisan candidates are on both, the Republican and Democrat ballots, but only the nonpartisan candidates will be on the nonpartisan ballot.

The runoff election is for races where no candidate received 50 percent plus one vote – typically races with more than two candidates originally. In the runoff, the two candidates who received the top number of votes in the primary face one another.

Advanced voting at the Lowndes County Board of Elections office at 2808 N. Oak St., runs from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, June 30 to July 11, then 7 a.m.-7 p.m., July 14 to 18.

The last day to vote is July 22, at your assigned precincts, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

On July 22, and July 22 only, voters may cast ballots at their assigned polling places.

• Precinct One: Hahira Historical

Society, 116 E. Lawson St., Hahira

• Precinct Two: Trinity Presbyterian Church, 3501 Bemiss Road, Valdosta

• Precinct Three: Northside Baptist Church Gym, 200 E. Park Ave., Valdosta

• Precinct Four: Naylor City Hall, 8753 Georgia Highway 135, Naylor

• Precinct Five: Rainwater Conference Center, One Meeting Place, Valdosta

• Precinct Six: Mildred Hunter Community Center, 509 S. Fry St., Valdosta

• Precinct Seven: New Clyattville Fire Station, 5080 Madison Highway, Clyattville

• Precinct Eight: Dasher City Hall 3686 U.S. Highway 41 S., Dasher

• Precinct Nine: South Lowndes Recreation Center, 6440 Ocean Pond Ave., Lake Park

If you would like a free ride to the elections office during advanced voting, or to your polling place on the final day to vote, call: (229) 241-1694 or (229) 630-8486 for the Democrat transport; or call (229) 548-3748 or (229) 241-0916 for the Republican transport.

For more information on the primary election runoff, contact the Lowndes County Elections Office, (229) 671-2850, or email elections@lowndescounty.com.

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