Secretary Of State, Public Service Commission Seats On Dec. 4 Runoff

Nov 14, 2018

While a federal court ruling means the official date to certify Georgia's elections is Friday, counties are already preparing for the Dec. 4 runoff. 

Voters who requested absentee ballots by mail in the general election who are elderly, disabled, in the military or living overseas will automatically receive an absentee mail-in ballot for the runoff. Other Georgians will have to fill out an application request again. 

One race that has yet to be decided is the secretary of state's office, replacing Republican gubernatorial nominee Brian Kemp. Democrat John Barrow and Republican Brad Raffensperger are vying to hold a role that has been in the news a lot lately. The winner will oversee fixing Georgia's aging voting system and securing the state's voter rolls. 

Incumbent Republican Chuck Eaton will try to hold off Democrat Lindy Miller in a runoff for the Public Service Commission District 3 post. The PSC regulates the state's public utilities, including the behind-schedule over-budget nuclear reactor construction at Plant Vogtle near Augusta.