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Early voting begins today for Dec. 2 runoff
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Early voting begins today in Hall County for the Dec. 2 runoff election in three statewide races.

Early and advance voting will be available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Nov. 26 at the Hall County Elections and Registration Office at 2285 Browns Bridge Road. Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the elections office will be closed Nov. 27-28.

Voters who registered to vote by the October deadline for the Nov. 4 general election can participate in the runoff election even if they did not cast ballots. Those who wish to get a paper absentee ballot to mail in — which must be postmarked by Dec. 2 — are urged to do so as soon as possible, according to the Georgia Secretary of State’s Web site.

All of Hall County’s 39 voting precincts will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Dec. 2.

The following races are on the ballot in Hall County:

U.S. Senate between the incumbent Republican Saxby Chambliss and his Democratic challenger Jim Martin

Georgia State Appeals Court between Sara Doyle and Mike Sheffield in a nonpartisan race

Georgia Public Service Commission, Northern District, between Republican Lauren W. McDonald Jr. and Democrat Jim Powell