It’s back to the polls next Tuesday, at least for Republicans.
The GOP will finalize its lineup for the Nov. 2 elections in the primary runoff.
Locally, voters will choose between Madison County’s Frank Ginn and Barrow County’s Shane Coley for the party’s nomination for the 47th Georgia State Senate District seat held by Ralph Hudgens.
There will also be runoffs for governor, attorney general, insurance commissioner and public service commissioner on the Republican side.
Ginn won 44.5 percent of the vote district wide in the GOP 47th District race, with Coley taking 26.7 percent of the vote. The winner will face Democrat Tim Riley in November.
Coley carried Jackson County with 2,247 votes, while Ginn polled 2,090.
For governor, GOP voters will choose between Nathan Deal and Karen Handel. Deal finished first in the primary, capturing 29.8 percent of the vote, while Handel tallied 23.9 percent. Deal carried Jackson County with 2,396 votes, compared to 1,519 for Handel
Sam Olens and Preston Smith are in a runoff for the GOP nomination for attorney general. The winner will face Democrat Ken Hodges in November.
Hudgens, who left the State Senate District 47 seat to run for insurance commissioner, faces Maria Sheffield Tuesday. Hudgens took 20.7 percent of the vote statewide, while Sheffield had 19.6 percent. The winner will face Democrat Mary Squires in November.
Tim Echols and John Douglas will face off Aug. 10 for the Republican nomination to the Public Service Commission, with the winner facing Keith Moffett in November.
Democrats will vote only in a runoff for the nomination to secretary of state between Gail Buckner and Georganna Sinkfield. The winner will face Republican Brian Kemp in November.