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Early voting for Columbus runoff election begins


Early voting for the Primary Election Runoff begins Monday, June 30, and while the actual runoff doesn't begin until July 22, those wanting to get a head start will get their wish.

News Leader 9's Jenyne Donaldson visited the City Services Center earlier on Monday, where the runoff election was in full swing.

Runoff election voting for Columbus residents takes place between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and they are closed Friday, July 4 for the holiday. The last day to vote is July 18.

Voters will be choosing between the two candidates that received the highest vote in the primary but did not get more than 50 percent of the vote.

We spoke with Nancy Boren, the director of elections and voter registration, and she recapped who you can expect to see on the ballot.

"On the Republican ballot you will see US Senate as well as State School Superintendent," Boren said. "On the Democratic ballot is just State School Superintendent. And of course for those precincts that are in School Board District 2, you will see the runoff for School Board District 2, between John Thomas and John Wells."

Boren says if you voted Republican in the primary, you still have to vote Republican and the same if you voted as a Democrat. However, if you voted non-partisan you can vote either way. For those who didn't vote at all the first time around, you can definitely still do so.

Boren says she predicts only 10 percent of voters will turnout, which isn't uncommon during a runoff election.

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