Early in-person absentee voting for three races that ended in runoff after the July 31 primary begins today.
Voters may cast ballots early at the Troup County Government Center on Ridley Avenue until 5 p.m. each day this week.
There is no early voting on Aug. 20, the day before the runoff.
Three races are being decided:
• the Republican nomination for Troup County Sheriff between current Sheriff Donny Turner and challenger James Woodruff. The winner faces Ruben Hairston in November.
• the Republican nomination for Troup County Commissioner from District 3 between Tripp Foster and Ellen Gilmore. The winner faces DeeDee Williams in November.
• the school board race between Sheila Rowe and Dariel Daniel. The runoff will decide the winner.
Only those who pulled a Republican ballot may vote again in the sheriff’s race between Donny Turner and challenger James Woodruff. Only those who voted Republican and live in Troup County Commission District Three can vote in the race between Ellen Gilmore and Tripp Foster.
The school board race between Sheila Rowe and Dariel Daniel for District Three is non-partisan. Therefore, voters from either party who live in the district and voted July 31 may go to the polls again. For Democratic voters, the school board race will be their only decision.
Anyone from either party who didn’t vote July 31 and was eligible may still vote in the runoff, but would need to ask for a Republican ballot to vote in the sheriff’s race.