Wednesday, July 2, 2014
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COVINGTON — Early voting is underway for the July 22 runoff election.
Commissioner J.C. Henderson is facing off against candidate Sonya Hunte for the District 4 seat in Newton County.
Only eight out of 22 precincts will be voting in the BOC race; however, there is still a statewide Republican runoff in which all precincts will participate, according to Board of Elections Director Donna Morrison.
The other runoff races are as follows:
• U.S. Senate race between Congressman Jack Kingston and David Perdue;
• District 10 U.S. House race between Jody Hice and Mike Collins; and
• District 112 state House race between Dave Belton of Morgan County and Aaron Brooks of Newton County.
Early voting began Monday and despite it starting during a holiday week, registered voters are taking time to cast a ballot. As of Wednesday morning 229 people had voted, according to a representative at the county’s Board of Elections office.
Citizens can vote in advance by going to the Newton County Administration Building, located at 1113 Usher St., from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday until July 18. Those who don’t take advantage of the early voting will need to go to their polling location in order to vote on July 22.