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Reminder: DeKalb County runoff election is July 26

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Reminder: DeKalb County runoff election is July 26

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Photo by Dena Mellick

Photo by Dena Mellick

DeKalb County will hold its runoff elections on July 26. Polls will open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.

Voters will need to bring one of the following forms of identification, according to the Georgia Secretary of State’s office:

– Any valid state or federal government issued photo ID, including a free ID Card issued by your county registrar’s office or the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS)

– A Georgia Driver’s License, even if expired

– Valid employee photo ID from any branch, department, agency, or entity of the U.S. Government, Georgia, or any county, municipality, board, authority or other entity of this state

– Valid U.S. passport ID

– Valid U.S. military photo ID

– Valid tribal photo ID

People voting on the day of the July 26 runoff can find a sample ballot and polling information by visiting the Georgia Secretary of State’s My Voter Page. To visit the page, click here.

This year’s runoff has attracted widespread interest due to the fierce contest between Commissioner Sharon Barnes Sutton and challenger Steve Bradshaw.

Sutton is in the fight of her political life. Prior to the May 24 primary, she was conspicuously absent from virtually all forums. After losing to Bradshaw, but still getting enough votes to hang on until the runoff, Sutton began regularly attending debates. She’s been dogged by questions about ethics allegations against her and her campaign style, which has been criticized as racially divisive for, among other things, making an issue out of Bradshaw’s marriage to a white woman.

The ballot will also settle the the tax commissioner’s race between Irvin Johnson and Susannah Scott.

Please vote on July 26 and check Decaturish.com for live election results.

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