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POSTED: June 9, 2010 10:40 a.m.
Registered voters can avoid crowds at the polls July 20 by voting early in the primary election.
Early voting began Monday and ends Friday, July 16, said Liberty County Supervisor of Elections Ella Golden.
Voters can cast ballots early from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. There are six accepted forms of voter ID. Voters should bring a Georgia’s driver’s license, a valid state or federal government-issued photo ID, a valid employee photo ID from any local, state or federal government, a valid U.S. passport, a valid U.S. military photo ID or a valid tribal photo ID.
There are candidates striving to inch closer to winning state and federal seats in the primary election, as well as some local races being held next month.
Partisan races include those for Georgia governor, lieutenant governor and secretary of state, as well as attorney general, school superintendent and commissioners of insurance, agriculture and labor.
Democratic gubernatorial candidates include State Attorney General Thurbert Baker, Bill Bolton, Randal Mangham , Roy Barnes, Carl Camon, DuBose Porter and David Poythress .
The seven Republicans vying for governor in the July primary include Eric Johnson, Jeff Chapman, Nathan Deal, Karen Handel, Ray McBerry, John Oxendine and Otis Putnam.
Primary election candidates facing off for the U.S. Senate seat now held by incumbent Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson are Democrats R. J. Hadley and Michael Thurmond. The winner of the primary will face Isakson in November’s general election.
Likewise, U.S. Rep. (Dist. 1-R) Jack Kingston, the incumbent, will face Democratic challenger Oscar L. Harris II on Nov. 2.
 

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