The Cobb Board of Registration and Elections certified that Fitz Johnson of Vinings and Andy Smith.

Advance voting for the Aug. 11 primary and nonpartisan runoff will begin Monday, July 20. East Cobb Republicans will have to vote for the two candidates in the runoff for District 2 on the Cobb Board of Commissioners. In Georgia, candidates must win more than 50% of the vote to avoid a runoff. The Cobb Board of Registration and Elections certified that Fitz Johnson (right) of Vinings and Andy Smith (left) of East Cobb were the top two finishers in a three-candidate race. Fitz Johnson received 6,656 votes/ 36.2% of the ballots cast. Andy Smith got 5,946 votes/32.2%. Kevin Nicholas, also of East Cobb, received 5,770 votes/31.4%. Fitz and Andy are remaining candidates to replace retiring Commissioner Bob Ott. The GOP winner will face Democratic candidate Jerica Richardson in November.

Also on the ballot, is another non-partisan run-off election to replace retiring Cobb State Court Judge Toby Prodgers.  The two-person runoff is between Trina Griffiths and Diana Simmons. Trina Griffiths led the pack with 36,819 votes in the nonpartisan race, 23.26% of the vote. Diana Simmons also qualified for the runoff after receiving 35,611 votes, or 22.50% of the vote. Four other candidates — Joseph Atkins, Scott Halperin, Mazi Mazloom and David Willingham — vied for the Cobb State Court seat, but did not qualify for the Aug. 11 runoff.

Another non-partisan race all run-off voters must decide is the seat on the Cobb Superior Court currently held by retiring Judge Stephen Schuster. Senior Assistant Cobb County District Attorney Jason Marbutt is facing Marietta attorney Greg Shenton. In the June 9 election, Marbutt earned 39% of the vote and Shenton earned 32.5%. The two beat out John Greco, who had 28.4% of the 152,601 ballots.

Cobb County voters can vote at any of the following locations. Please expect lines and plan to practice safe social distancing when visiting an in-person voting location.

Voters are encouraged to vote by-mail using the absentee application found on the absentee voting page

Cobb Elections and Registration Office, 736 Whitlock Ave. NW, Marietta
7 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday-Friday, July 20-Aug. 7
9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, July 25 and Aug. 1

North Cobb Senior Center, 3900 S Main St., Acworth
7 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday-Friday, Aug. 3-7

Riverside EpiCenter, 135 Riverside Parkway, Austell
7 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday-Friday, Aug. 3-7

East Cobb Government Service Center, 4400 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta
7 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday-Friday, Aug. 3-7

West Cobb Senior Center, 4915 Dallas Highway, Powder Springs
7 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday-Friday, Aug. 3-7

There is NO VOTING on Sundays, Saturday, Aug. 8, or Monday, Aug. 10.

On Election Day, Tuesday, Aug. 11, voters must go to their assigned polling locations, open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. To confirm your eligibility to vote for this election, please visit the Secretary of State’s “My Voter Page.”

To download and print this advance voting schedule, click here