Voter turnout is expected to be light, said Cherokee Elections Supervisor Janet Munda.
“In 2010, we had about a 16 percent turnout. I am hoping we will have that or greater,” she said Friday. Munda said the U.S. Senate runoff between Jack Kingston and David Purdue and the 11th District race for Congress, pitting Barry Loudermilk against Bob Barr, could bring more people out to the polls.
For the first week of early voting, the only location where voters can cast a ballot is the Cherokee Elections office in downtown Canton. Early voting will be Monday through Thursday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The office will be closed July 4 for the holiday.
Early voting will continue Monday through Friday during the weeks of July 7 and July 14 at the Canton location.
Voting will again be from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
On Election Day, July 22, all county precincts will be open, and voters must vote at their assigned precinct, Munda said. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day.
Local runoffs include the state House District 22 race between Wes Cantrell and Meagan Biello to replace Rep. Sam Moore (R-Macedonia), who did not make it into the runoff in May.
In the Board of Commissioners District 4 seat, Woodstock Planning Commission member Kenneth Scott Gordon and former Cherokee Commissioner Larry Singleton are squaring off to replace retiring board member Jason Nelms. The two edged past Joe Robert in the May 20 Republican primary to head to the runoff.