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    Early Voting Begins Today (Tues 5-30-17) in Georgia Special Election


    ATLANTA (AP) — Election officials say early voting begins Tuesday in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District.

    The competitive special election pits Democrat Jon Ossoff against Republican Karen Handel. The district includes parts of Cobb, DeKalb and Fulton counties.

    Voters can check their registration status, find the correct voting location and request an absentee ballot through the Secretary of State’s website .

    State law requires that polls be open during normal business hours during the early voting period. State officials recommend checking with your county election agency for details.

    Cobb and DeKalb counties also plan to hold Saturday voting hours from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 10. Fulton County plans Saturday voting from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on June 3 and June 10.

    The election is June 20.

    Credits: photo AJC Political Insider & district information Wikipedia

    Georgia’s 6th congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Georgia. It was represented by Republican Tom Price until he was sworn in as Secretary of Health and Human Services on February 10, 2017. A special election will be held to fill the vacant seat. The district’s boundaries have been redrawn following the 2010 census, which granted an additional congressional seat to Georgia.[4] The first election using the new district boundaries (listed below) was the 2012 congressional elections.

    The district consists of many of the northern suburbs of Atlanta and includes portions of eastern Cobb County, northern Fulton County, and northern Dekalb County. The district includes all or portions of the cities of Roswell, Johns Creek, Tucker, Alpharetta, Sandy Springs, Brookhaven, Chamblee, Doraville, and Dunwoody.


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