Voters trickled into polling places across Northeast Georgia this morning for an atypical election that could see low turnout.
Expecting low voter turnout during a special election is like expecting rain from a cloud shooting bolts of lightning.
While other candidates milked all they could out of the last few moments before the deadline for voters to decide who should replace Nathan Deal in the U.S. House, Eugene Moon spent the weekend close to home.
Here is a sampling of responses to The Times' from local voters discussing election issues that matter most to them.
When the Hall County Young Democrats were honored last month as Georgia's Young Democrat chapter of the year, it certainly wasn't for their membership numbers.
At age 68, Bill Early says he is paying much more attention to the economy than he ever has.
For 79 years, lawyers have represented the people of Georgia's 9th District in the U.S. House.
From each end of the 9th U.S. House District, Republicans Lee Hawkins and Tom Graves have taken potshots at each other for nearly two months.
Democrat Mike Freeman, who once said he would seek Georgia's 9th District seat in the U.S. House, has yet to tell the Secretary of State that he's changed his mind.
For the first time in 12 years, there will be a new district attorney next year in White, Lumpkin, Towns and Union counties.
Georgia's 9th District soon may seek a new representative on the state's Department of Transportation board.
While candidates locally and across the state spent the past week declaring their intentions to participate in the July 20 primary, some also prepared for the final week of campaigning for an upcoming special election.
The week of qualifying for the July 20 party primary for Hall County races ended with a whimper Friday.
Here are the list of candidates who have qualified for the July 20 state primary. Note that many candidates have announced their are suspending their campaigns yet may still appear on the primary ballot.
Chad Cobb made his first bid for political office on Thursday when he qualified to run for the state House of Representatives.