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Monday, November 29, 2010 - 3:10am

Runoff Polls Open Tuesday

Polls will re-open Tuesday for runoff elections in Georgia. And candidates in various state and local races will all have the same challenge—trying to draw likely voters back to their precincts.

Voters everywhere in the state will have at least two races on their ballots. One for a state appeals court seat. The other for justice on Georgia’s Supreme Court. Incumbent David Nahmias faces Tammy Adkins in that race.

Nahmias says the method for campaigning in a runoff is more specific. He’s tried to target people in the legal community who are more likely to have heard of the Supreme Court runoff.
“There are also some areas in the state where there are other runoff elections for other offices that may drive turnout higher, for example mayors in Athens and Columbus.”

Two years ago, more than 40 percent of active registered voters returned to cast ballots in the December runoff election. But that was boosted by the high profile race for the US Senate, won by Saxby Chambliss.
Polls Tuesday will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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