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Early Voting For House District 22 Race Starts Tuesday

Early voting starts on Tuesday and will continue through next Friday for the seat, which covers portions of Cherokee, Forsyth and north Fulton counties.

Credit: Patch
Credit: Patch
Tuesday will be the first day residents in House District 22 can once again head to the polls for early voting.

Residents in the district can vote between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesday and from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. Early voting will pick back up again between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday Jan. 27 through Friday Jan. 31.  

Early voting will take place at the Cherokee County Elections and Voter Registration office in downtown Canton. 

No early voting will take place on Monday, Feb. 3. The runoff election will be held between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4. 

Voters in the district, which includes portions of Cherokee, Forsyth and north Fulton, will have to choose between businesssman Sam Moore and Creekview High School teacher Meagan Biello. 

The special election results put Moore in the lead, with 924, or 37.98 percent, of the vote while 576 votes, or 23.67 percent, went to Biello. 

Candidate Jeff Duncan came in third place with 574 votes, or 23.59 percent, and while Nate Cochran rounded out the race with 359 votes, or 14.76 percent, respectively, according to the Secretary of State.

Cherokee precincts participating in the runoff Avery, Ball Ground, Bradshaw, Conns Creek, Free Home, Hickory Flat, Hightower, Macedonia, Union Hill and Univeter. 

The seat became vacant with the passing of former State Rep. Calvin Hill (R-Hickory Flat), who died after a battle with leukemia

Voters can check their eligibility, as well as their polling locations, in the race by visiting the Georgia Secretary of State's website.

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