Voting set to take place in Rockdale and Newton on Tuesday

CONYERS – Runoff elections are set for Tuesday, and voters in Rockdale and Newton counties are preparing to cast their ballots for U.S. Senate and state school superintendent, as well as a few local races in Newton.

With no local elections in Rockdale, Republican voters in the county’s 18 precincts will choose candidates for U.S. Senate and state school superintendent, according to Renee Phifer, assistant supervisor of elections at the Rockdale County Board of Elections. David Perdue and Congressman Jack Kingston will be on the Republican ballot for U.S. Senate, while Mike Buck and Richard Woods will be on the runoff for state school superintendent.

On the Democratic side, Rockdale voters will have Valarie Wilson and Alisha Thomas Morgan to choose from for state school superintendent.

Due to construction currently under way at Edwards Middle School, voters in Rockdale’s Stanton precinct will instead head to Ebenezer United Methodist Church to cast their ballots.

In addition to U.S. Senate and state school superintendent, Newton County Board of Elections Director Donna Morrison stated Republican voters will make their selections for District 10 U.S. House and District 112 state House representatives. Republican voters in Newton’s 22 precincts will have Jody Hice and Mike Collins to choose from for District 10 U.S. House, and Dave Belton and Aaron Brooks will be on the ballot for District 112 state House.

Democratic voters in Newton County will cast their votes for the District 4 seat along with their preference for state school superintendent. Commissioner J.C. Henderson is running against Sonya Hunte for District 4.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday.