“We received our ballots today and our database for this election,” county Elections Supervisor Becky Deese said Thursday. “Kennesaw State University creates databases for the 147 counties that are having runoff elections.”
The county also will conduct logic and accuracy tests on the voting machines before early voting starts.
Early voting will be held each day, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., only in the county elections office at 423 College St. in Carrollton, on the lower level. No Saturday early voting date will be held.
The sample ballot is now posted on the Carroll County website, www.elections.carrollcountyga.com. It has only two contests, the county commission chairman race, with incumbent Bill Chappell and challenger Marty Smith; and the County Board of Education, District 1, race with incumbent Bernice B. Brooks and Rob Cleveland.
Deese said certain state rules apply for a runoff election:
• If you voted a Democratic ballot in the July 31 primary, you cannot vote in the Republican commission chairman runoff election.
• If you voted a Republican or non-partisan ballot on July 31, you can vote in the Republican commission chairman runoff election.
• If you did not vote at all in the July 31 primary, you can still vote in the Republican commission chairman runoff election.
• The election for District 1 Board of Education seat is open only to voters living in BOE District 1 and voting in Villa Rica south, north and city precincts, regardless of whether they voted in the July 31 primary.
• Registration deadline for the Aug. 21 runoff election is July 2, same as the registration deadline for the July 31 primary.
• Early voters must show a photo ID to receive a ballot.
• Absentee ballot voters should apply for the ballot as soon as possible since the ballots will be due back in the elections office by the close of the polls on Aug. 21.