Early and advance voting will last between Monday and May 7. Ballots can be cast between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Shea Hicks, chairman for the Board of Voter Registration said the election will cost the county about $21,000 for both the regular election and the run-off. The budget amendment will cover the pay to the poll workers, the salary for extra office help during early and advance voting and the cost of the ballots, she said.
There are eight candidates vying for Congressional District 9 and the winner needs 50 percent, plus one vote, to get elected.
“With that many candidates running, we’ll definitely have a run-off,” she said.
Hicks said she wouldn’t rule out a run-off for House District 12, which has three candidates running. The run-off election is scheduled for Tuesday, June 8.
Early voting in the run-off will begin Monday, May 24 and end Friday, May 28. Advance voting will be Tuesday, June 1 through Friday, June 4.
Because Gordon County and even the City of Calhoun are split districts, residents should call the office of voter registration to see if they are in the districts that need to vote. Voters can also visit www.sos.ga.gov and search for poll locations.
Hicks said part of Calhoun, affecting about 58 residents, is in House District 12.