Politics: 1,270 advance votes through Thursday; today is final day to vote early. Also: Perdue meets with supreme court nominee.

Politics: 1,270 advance votes through Thursday; today is final day to vote early. Also: Perdue meets with supreme court nominee.

Another 207 advance votes Thursday in Floyd County. Friday is the final day to vote early (8 a.m.-5 p.m.). Next chance: Tuesday, July 24, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. at local precincts. More below on advance voting.


Endorsements continue in GOP governor’s race as Trump backs Kemp, Deal supporting Cagle: The final days of the Casey Cagle-Brian Kemp battle for the Republican nomination to be Georgia’s next governor continues to be a blow-by-blow boxing match. One Monday, the state’s most highly regarded Republican, Nathan Deal, endorsed Cagle–a bit of a surprise following the Delta tax break differences. On Wednesday, Donald Trump had this to say: “Brian Kemp is running for governor of the great state of Georgia. The primary is on Tuesday. Brian is tough on crime, strong on the border and illegal immigration. He loves our military and our vets and protects our Second Amendment. I give him my full and total endorsement.”

 U.S. Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) met with U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh on Thursday. Perdue’s comments: “After meeting with Judge Kavanaugh, I have no doubt that he is exactly the kind of justice we need on the United States Supreme Court: an independent jurist and ardent defender of the Constitution. We discussed his commitment to Constitution and lessons he has learned throughout his time on the Court of Appeals. Judge Kavanaugh’s impressive academic and legal record make him an outstanding choice by President Trump. Judge Kavanaugh will be an excellent associate justice on the United States Supreme Court, and he has my strongest support.”

Saturday: The League of Women Voters Rome-Floyd County for a presentation intended to inform and empower volunteers to engage and energize Latino American voters. Harvey Soto will join us on Saturday, July 21, at 11 a.m. in the Parish Hall of Saint Mary’s Catholic Church, 911 N. Broad St., Rome, to share Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials’ mission, advocacy efforts and tools for getting citizens out to the polls.  It is the LWV’s intention to build a nonpartisan coalition of support for the Latino community in our town. Please contact Rebecca S. Moye with questions and to receive a feedback survey for a more targeted program. 706-346-1334.

Tuesday: Minor change for East Lindale precinct voters on July 24: Voters in the East Lindale precinct will still go to Hollywood Baptist Church but to a different spot — in Building D at 112 Lombardy Way in Rome.

Advance voting continues today, concludes Friday.  How the votes stack up so far and what’s ahead. Note: Precincts open Tuesday, July 24, from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

Floyd County: 1,270 early voters so far, including  207 on Thursday.  Advance voting today from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at both Floyd County Administration building downtown and Garden Lakes Baptist Church.

The last runoff: In the July 2014 primary runoff, 839 people voted in advance overall.

Bartow County: Advance voting today, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Bartow County Board of Elections and Voter Registration office, 1300 Joe Frank Harris Parkway, Cartersville. Also, advance voting at the Cartersville Civic Center from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sample ballot

Gordon County: Advance voting today, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Gordon County Board of Elections office located in the Gordon County Government Plaza, at 215 N. Wall St., Calhoun.

Polk County: Advance voting today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Polk County Board of Elections office at 144 West Ave., Suite D, in Cedartown.

What to know about the general primary runoff on July 24: 

  • Three statewide races on the Republican ballot:
    • Governor: Casey Cagle vs. Brian Kemp
    • Lt. Governor: David Shafter vs. Geoff Duncan
    • Secretary of State: Brad Raffensperger vs. David Belle-Isle
  • One statewide race on the Democratic ballot:
    • School Superintendent: Otha Thornton vs. Sid Chapman

Who is eligible to vote in the General Primary Runoff Election?:

  • If you did not cast a ballot in general primary on May 22, you are still​ eligible​ to vote in the primary runoff and choose either a Democratic or Republican ballot.
  • If you ​cast ​a ​Republican​ ballot​ in May 22 primary, you must vote GOP in the runoff.
  • If you ​cast​ ​a ​Democratic ​ballot in May 22 primary, you vote Democrat in the runoff.
  • If you ​cast​ a Nonpartisan Ballot on May 22, you will be eligible​ to cast a ballot for either GOP or Democratic party.

To confirm voter registration, view sample ballots, or find your polling place, visit My Voter Page.

Previous report on primary runoff. 

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