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Early voting for July runoff begins Monday

Early voting for July runoff begins Monday

Early voting for several state and local races begins Monday, June 30th. It will continue through Friday, July 18th. Election day is Tuesday, July 22nd. Here's a overview of who you'll find on the ballot when you go to cast your vote. U.S. Senate Race: Republican Runoff Rep.

Hancock County voters face July runoff

Hancock County voters face July runoff

Georgia voters statewide can decide several primary runoffs on July 22.

But people in Houston and Hancock counties are also scheduled to decide school board races.

And people in four Central Georgia counties will vote on a primary runoff for a congressional seat.

Here is what people will see on the July 22 ballots:

Hancock County Primary Election Results

Hancock County Primary Election Results

Hancock Primary Primary Election results reveal a runoff for three Hancock County BOE seats.

The runoff happens on Tuesday, July 22. Unofficial results show Annie Ingram won the Hancock County Board of Education Chairman seat.

Results from the BOE races:

  • District 1

            Hancock Board of Education

              100 of 100 precincts reporting (100%)

              Ceaser  Johnson                    175   36%          175    0%

Lucas defeats Paris in state Senate race

Lucas defeats Paris in state Senate race

With 40 of 40 precincts reporting in Bibb County, David Lucas will apparently retain the state Senate 26 seat.

Lucas, a Democrat, took 5,770 votes in Bibb County to challenger Miriam Paris's 2,530.

Lucas will not have a Republican challenger in the general election.

District 26 includes Hancock, Washington, Wilkinson, Twiggs and parts of Jones, Bibb and Houston counties.

Hancock County ballot asks Republicans three questions

Hancock County ballot asks Republicans three questions

If you vote in Georgia's state primary on Tuesday, you'll do more than choose among candidates.

You'll probably also be looking at some ballot questions, on topics ranging from SPLOSTs to Sunday alcohol sales to Georgia's minimum wage and its stand-your-ground law.

But all that will depend on where you live and which party primary you vote in.

And some of those questions are binding votes, and others are just straw polls to measure public opinion.

Six Republicans qualify in 10th Congressional District

Six Republicans qualify in 10th Congressional District

Six people, all Republicans, have qualified to run for the 10th Congressional District seat. That distirct includes Baldwin, Hancock, Washington and Johnson counties, and Paul Broun is vacating that seat to run for U.S. Senate.

The candidates in the 10th so far are:

Donna Sheldon, Monroe, business owner;

Garry Gerrard, Athens, attorney;

Senator Burt Jones' update from the Capitol

Senator Burt Jones' update from the Capitol

We have officially passed the halfway mark of the 2014 Legislative Session.  We have only 14 legislative days left, and are well on our way to Crossover Day – the last day a bill can pass to the opposite chamber. Any bill that does not receive a passing vote in its original chamber cannot move on in the legislative process. The calendar has been finalized and Sine Die, meaning the last legislative day, will be Thursday, March 20th.  With Crossover Day set for March 3, the General Assembly remains busy preparing the Fiscal Year 2015 General Budget and passing legislation.