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Early voting in Dec. 4 runoff election begins today, Nov. 26

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Early voting in Dec. 4 runoff election begins today, Nov. 26

Photo by Dena Mellick

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Photo by Dena Mellick

Early voting for the Dec. 4 runoff election begins today, Nov. 26.

If you were registered to vote in the Nov. 6 election, you are registered to vote in the runoff. The runoff election features two races:

– The Secretary of State race between Republican Brad Raffensperger and Democrat John Barrow

– The race for Public Service Commission between incumbent Republican Chuck Eaton and Democrat Lindy Miller.

The Public Service Commission regulates utilities.

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To see early voting times and locations in DeKalb County, click here. The registration cut off was Oct. 9. If you don’t live in DeKalb County, you can check your county’s early voting times and locations by clicking here.

To look up your polling place and see a sample ballot, visit the Georgia Secretary of State’s My Voter Page by clicking here.

People who wish to vote will need to bring one of the following forms of identification, according to the Georgia Secretary of State’s office:

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– 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

Here’s some more information about Chuck Eaton and Lindy Miller, the two candidates for public service commission.

– Chuck Eaton was elected to his first term on the Public Service Commission in December of 2006. He was one of only two statewide Republican candidates in the entire country to beat an incumbent during that election year. He served as Commission Chairman in 2008.  In 2012, the Georgia General Assembly restored the PSC’s right to elect its own Chairman.  Chuck was unanimously chosen by his colleagues to serve as the first elected Commission Chair in over 25 years.  He remained Chair for 4 years, the legally allowed limit for the position.

– Born and raised in Georgia, Lindy Miller is fighting to make utilities affordable again for local families and small businesses. Miller previously served as a strategy consultant at Deloitte, where she helped large government agencies save millions of dollars for global citizens and businesses. Miller co-founded the Georgia-based Cherry Street Energy, a firm that focuses on bringing renewable energy to local governments, nonprofits, and small businesses across Georgia. She attended the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard’s Kennedy School. Miller resides in Decatur with her husband and three young sons. For more information about Miller and her campaign, click here.

Please vote in the Dec. 4 election.

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