Georgia’s runoff elections are 2 weeks away, after last year’s election law shortened the nine-week runoff timeframe to four. That makes June 21 the day for runoff elections.The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot for the runoff is June 10. Early voting begins June 13.
Before opponents are decided, candidates often speak in what you might call “bumper sticker politics.” They are long on catch phrases and familiar faces from one side of the political divide or the other and short on specifics. Listen to the candidates when you can and don’t fall for slogans over details.
Most candidates in the runoffs appeared on Monday for debates at the Atlanta Press Club. Recorded versions of select debates will be available on GPB by Monday evening.
10 am: 6th District Republicans Jake Evans and Rich McCormick
2:15 pm: Democrats for Secretary of State Dee Dawkins-Haigler and Bee Nguyen
3:15 pm: Lieutenant governor Democrats Charlie Bailey and Kwanza Hall
4:30 pm: Insurance commissioner Democrats Raphael Baker and Janice Laws Robinson
5:30 pm: Labor commissioner Democrats William Boddie and Nicole Horn