Today is the day of the primary runoff election in Georgia. The polls around Floyd County are open from 7 am until 7 pm.

The runoff will determine who will represent the Republican party in the 14th Congressional District race; candidates include Marjorie Greene and Dr. John Cowan. The winner will face Kevin Van Ausdal, the Democratic nominee, in November. Also in the runoff election, Tom Caldwell and Dave Roberson are vying to become Floyd County’s next Sheriff. Both of them are Republicans; there is no Democratic opposition for that post in the fall.

Dr. Tom Rees, Chair of Floyd County’s Board of Elections and Registration, urges everyone that did not vote via Democratic ballot in the June 9th primary to get out and vote today (if they haven’t already).

Measures will be taken to keep voters safe from any potential exposure to the coronavirus, adds Dr. Rees.

Dr. Rees asserts that 3,350 people cast ballots during the early voting period, which ended on Friday. Combined with absentee ballots, that brings the total to 5,930 advance votes (as of early Monday).

Absentee ballots may still be returned the drop boxes in front of the Elections Office on East 4th Avenue or at the Rome-Floyd County Library on Riverside Park through the close of polls this evening.

For more details about the run-off, contact the Floyd County Elections Office via telephone at (706) 291-5167 or check out the Georgia Secretary of State’s My Voter Page at