Early voting in Columbia County for the Aug. 21 runoff will begin Monday at the Board of Elections office in Evans.
Voters will be asked to settle races for the Republican nomination for the 12th District seat to the United States House of Representatives, and to the non-partisan District 1 seat for the Columbia County Board of Education.
Voting will take place Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Columbia County Board of Elections office at 500 Faircloth Drive, Building E, in Evans, said Columbia County Registration Coordinator Nancy Gay.
A district-wide recount Thursday certified that Rick Allen will face top finisher Lee Anderson in the Republican race for the 12th District U.S. congressional seat, according to a news release from the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office.
In addition, voters in Columbia County’s District 1 will decide the non-partisan school board runoff between David Dekle and Carolyn Chase.
The winner of the congressional primary will face Democratic incumbent John Barrow in the November general election, while the winner of the school board race will take office in January to replace Wayne Bridges, who did not seek re-election.
Because Columbia County now is divided between the 10th and 12th congressional districts, elections officials expect some confusion from residents about their eligibility to vote. A map and other information are available at www.columbiacountyga.gov under the Board of Elections link, or residents may call the office at (706) 868-3355.