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Last Week To Vote Early In February Run-Off

Voters in the Georgia House District 21 will choose between Republicans Scot Turner and Brian Laurens in the Feb. 5 run off election.

Today is the start of the last week in which voters who reside in Georgia House District 21 can cast ballots ahead of the Feb. 5 run-off election.

Voters who reside in the district, which encompasses Holly Springs, portions of BridgeMill, south Canton and parts of southeast Cherokee, can cast ballots between 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Albert L. Stone Elections Building at 400 East Main Street in Canton. 

Early voting in the race has been "extremely slow" so far, Cherokee Elections Supervisor Janet Munda told Patch last week.

Munda also told the Cherokee Tribune that as of Friday, 68 people have voted early while 72 people have requested ballots by mail.

No voting will be held on Monday Feb. 4, and voters in the district will cast their ballots at 11 precincts in the district on Tuesday Feb. 5.

Those 11 precincts that will be open are Air Acres, Arnold Mill, Avery, BridgeMill, Hickory Flat, Holly Springs, Liberty, Mountain Road, Teasley, Toonigh and Wildcat. 

Residents can check the Georgia Secretary of State's My Voter Page to view the status of their voter registration and to see if they live in the district.

Voters will choose between Republicans Scot Turner and Brian Laurens, who finished first and second respectively in the Jan. 8 special election to fill the seat.

However, neither candidate received a majority needed to avoid a run-off.

The State House seat became vacant when former Rep. Sean Jerguson of Holly Springs had to resign in order to run for the Georgia Senate District 21 seat.

Jerguson was defeated in his bid for the Senate seat by Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Brandon Beach in the Jan. 8 special election.

The Senate seat was vacated due to the resignation of Chip Rogers, who took a job with Georgia Public Broadcasting. 

KELLI January 28, 2013 at 12:41 PM
Low republican turnout... that's a good thing [imo].

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